• IPA: /ˈbækə(ɹ)/

backer (plural backers)

  1. One who, or that which, back#Verb|backs; especially one who backs an entrant in a contest, or who supports an enterprise by funding it.
  1. (phonetics) comparative form of back
    • 2005, Martin J. Ball and Nicole Müller, Phonetics for Communication Disorders, p. 174:
      /eɪ/ This diphthong is a glide from mid front tongue position toward a higher, backer position similar to that of /ɪ/.

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