Definition of red-backed in English:

red-backed

adjective

  • 1Chiefly in the names of animals: having a red or reddish-brown back.

  • 2Of an object: having a red back; specifically (of a book) having the spine bound in red leather.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Lawson (d. 1711), surveyor. From red + backed.

Pronunciation

red-backed

/ˈrɛdbakt/