backer

[ bak-er ]
/ ˈbæk ər /

noun

a person who supports or aids a person, cause, enterprise, etc.
a person who bets on a competitor in a race or contest.
canvas or other material used for backing.

Origin of backer

First recorded in 1535–45; back1 + -er1
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backer

/ (ˈbækə) /

noun

a person who gives financial or other support
a person who bets on a competitor or contestant

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