Roach-backed Roach"-backed`, a. Having a back like that of roach; -- said of a horse whose back a convex instead of a concave curve. [1913 Webster]

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  • Back (horse) — The back describes the area of horse anatomy where the saddle goes, and in popular usage extends to include the loin or lumbar region behind the thoracic vertebrae that also is crucial to a horse s weight carrying ability. These two sections of… …   Wikipedia

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