-backed

UK [bækt] / US suffix
1) used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that a group or action is supported by an organization or country, usually a powerful one

the military-backed government

a US-backed peace plan

2) used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing what type of back someone or something has

a high-backed chair

3) used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that something has a particular substance or material on the back

foam-backed carpet


English dictionary. 2014.

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