What does the word backer mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A supporter.

Usage examples for backer

  1. More than ever the integrity of the Sawtooth Cattle Company must be preserved, since it has come out openly as a backer of the irrigation company. – Sawtooth Ranch by B. M. Bower
  2. Indeed, Manton's interest in all the affairs of picture making at this plant had been far too sincere and earnest to permit the belief that he was seeking to wreck the company or to double- cross his backer. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  3. If Mayenne were, as Yeux- gris surmised, Lucas's backer, I marvelled that my master cared to enter his house; I marvelled that he cared to send his servant there. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle