Definition of black-backed in English:

black-backed

adjective

  • Chiefly in the names of birds and other animals: having a distinctive black back.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. From black + backed. With black-backed gull compare blackback.

Pronunciation

black-backed

/ˈblakbakt/