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Definition of Backbone

Backbone n. means: Anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone.

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Backbone n. means: Anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone.

Meaning of Backbone

Backbone (n.) means: Anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone.

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Vertebrata (n. pl.): One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom, comprising all animals that have a backbone composed of bony or cartilaginous vertebrae, together with Amphioxus in which the backbone is represented by a simple undivided notochord. The Vertebrata always have a dorsal, or neural, cavity above the notochord or backbone, and a ventral, or visceral, cavity below it. The subdivisions or classes of Vertebrata are Mammalia, Aves, Reptilia, Amphibia, Pisces, Marsipobranchia, and Leptocardia.

Backbone (n.): Anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone.

Ridgebone (n.): The backbone.

Invertebrated (a.): Having no backbone; invertebrate.

Spondyle (n.): A joint of the backbone; a vertebra.

Chine (n.): The backbone or spine of an animal; the back.

Backbone (n.): Firmness; moral principle; steadfastness.

Chined (a.): Pertaining to, or having, a chine, or backbone; -- used in composition.

Invertebrate (a.): Destitute of a backbone; having no vertebrae; of or pertaining to the Invertebrata.

Rump (n.): The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts adjacent; the buttock or buttocks.

Chine (n.): A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking. [See Illust. of Beef.]

Spine (n.): The backbone, or spinal column, of an animal; -- so called from the projecting processes upon the vertebrae.

Vertebrated (a.): Having a backbone, or vertebral column, containing the spinal marrow, as man, quadrupeds, birds, amphibia, and fishes.

Scragged (a.): Rough with irregular points, or a broken surface; scraggy; as, a scragged backbone.

Spinal (a.): Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the backbone, or vertebral column; rachidian; vertebral.

Saddle (n.): A piece of meat containing a part of the backbone of an animal with the ribs on each side; as, a saddle of mutton, of venison, etc.

Backbone (n.): The column of bones in the back which sustains and gives firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column.

Pygal (a.): Situated in the region of the rump, or posterior end of the backbone; -- applied especially to the posterior median plates in the carapace of chelonians.

Spine (n.): Anything resembling the spine or backbone; a ridge.

Chuck (n.): A piece of the backbone of an animal, from between the neck and the collar bone, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking; as, a chuck steak; a chuck roast.

Stamina (n. pl.): Whatever constitutes the principal strength or support of anything; power of endurance; backbone; vigor; as, the stamina of a constitution or of life; the stamina of a State.

Chine (v. t.): To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.

Leptocardia (n. pl.): The lowest class of Vertebrata, including only the Amphioxus. The heart is represented only by a simple pulsating vessel. The blood is colorless; the brain, renal organs, and limbs are wanting, and the backbone is represented only by a simple, unsegmented notochord. See Amphioxus.

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Meaning of Keel

Keel means: The centerline of a boat running fore and aft; the backbone of a vessel.

Meaning of dresser

dresser means: an old fashioned kitchen cupboard; an  individual who removes the head, guts, and backbone of a codfish

Meaning of Higglers

Higglers means: Derived from the archaic verb "to higgle" meaning to haggle or to bargain, these are the vendors and marketers that form backbone of Jamaica's internal marketing system. Many of these higglers board planes for Miami and return with goods for sale.

Meaning of Keel

Keel means: (1) The backbone of a vessel, running fore and aft along the center line of the bottom of the hull; the timber at the very bottom of the hull to which frames are attached. (2) A flat surface built into the bottom of the boat to prevent or reduce the leeway caused by the wind pushing against the side of the boat. A keel also usually has some ballast to help keep the boat upright and prevent it from heeling too much. There are several types of keels, such as fin keels and full keels.

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