[ bak-brey-king ]
/ ˈbækˌbreɪ kɪŋ /
demanding great effort, endurance, etc.; exhausting: a backbreaking job.
Related formsback·break·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for backbreaker
Although he is not on trial for the video, it was the backbreaker in the court of public opinion.
I jerked and rolled in a movement calculated to throw him to the ground face down, the motion ending in a backbreaker hold.The Old Martians|Roger Phillips Graham
British Dictionary definitions for backbreaker (1 of 2)
/ (ˈbækˌbreɪkə) /
a wrestling hold in which a wrestler uses his knee or shoulder as a fulcrum to bend his opponent's body backwards
informal an extremely arduous task
British Dictionary definitions for backbreaker (2 of 2)
/ (ˈbækˌbreɪkɪŋ) /
demanding great effort; exhausting
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