a person who supports or aids a person, cause, enterprise, etc.
a person who bets on a competitor in a race or contest.
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How to use backer in a sentence
Backers of reform certainly hope so and believe it might have been too optimistic to expect change this year.SWAT Lobby Shoots to Kill Police Reform After Ferguson | Tim Mak | December 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Will backers want to pour ever more money into this black hole?Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole | Clive Irving | November 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He likes that he isn't behoven to lobbyists and backers, that he can say what he says independently.
This time around, Clinton-backers are braced for a similar dynamic.
The likely scenario is that Amiigo's early backers will end up with a unpolished version and they'll have train the software AI.
The rewards given to famous gladiators by their masters and backers took the form of valuable prizes and gifts of money.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
She is really one of the true women living, and the heartiest of backers, if she can be taught to see her course.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete | George Meredith
The mule had its backers, too; it was the gentler animal, they contended in sustainment of their preference.The Siege of Kimberley | T. Phelan
The point, however, was, that the pockets of his backers had seriously felt his latest fight.The Amazing Marriage, Complete | George Meredith
It sympathized on the side of his backers too much to do more than nod a short approval of his fortitude.The Amazing Marriage, Complete | George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for backer
a person who gives financial or other support
a person who bets on a competitor or contestant
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