Thesaurus / backer

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Backer, one who places his money on a particular man or animal; a supporter of one side in a contest.

The Slang DictionaryJohn Camden Hotten

From that hour the general was a strong, unmovable friend and backer of the Temple enterprise.

Health, Healing, and FaithRussell H. Conwell

The speaker was Casper Silence, backer of the Rovers baseball team.

Frank Merriwell's SonBurt L. Standish

The backer was a reliable man and asked for a fair run for his money.

ThoroughbredsW. A. Fraser

Be my backer in this enterprise and let the future wipe out the mistakes of the past.

The Long ChancePeter B. Kyne

Norman, by the roundabout mode of communication he and Tetlow had established, summoned his friend and backer to his office.

The Grain Of DustDavid Graham Phillips

"There is a lie without a backer, it seems;" and he looked round on all the company with his calm superior eye.

He was the backer of Goldsworthy Gurney, and was also engaged in building for himself.

Automobile BiographiesLyman Horace Weeks

Backer is a sporting and theatrical word, personal in its application, and not in the best usage.

English Synonyms and AntonymsJames Champlin Fernald

There would be nothing suspicious in a backer pulling the Sportsman out of his pocket and consulting it at any moment.

Hard PressedFred M. White

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