Definition of backer in English:

backer

Line breaks: back¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbakə(r)
 
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noun

1A person, institution, or country that supports someone or something, especially financially: a struggle to find a new financial backer
More example sentences
  • The film-makers are seeking American backers to finance the project.
  • Which major backer would financially support a party that had no chance whatsoever of gaining political power?
  • News one of the show's key financial backers was poised to pull its support sent shockwaves across the district.
Synonyms
1.1A person that bets on a horse.
More example sentences
  • In this way, the backer enters into the traditional role of the gambler and the lawyer enters into the traditional role of the bookmaker.
  • Ante-post backers with the traditional High Street bookmakers were hit by the withdrawals of several horses with big chances.
  • This philosophy has not only made Dunstone popular with punters, it has made his early backers very rich.

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