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|Adj.||1.||broken-backed - having the spine damaged; "a broken-backed book"; "a broken-backed old horse"|
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
|2.||broken-backed - (of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth|
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
|3.||broken-backed - (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end|
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight