Backbone Meaning and Definition


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Backbone meaning

Word: Backbone

How to pronounce: ˈbækbəʊn

Noun

Definitions:

1. The series of vertebrae extending from the skull to the pelvis; the spine.

Example sentences: "Prickles of sweat broke out along her backbone"

2. The chief support of a system or organization; the mainstay.

Example sentences: "These firms are the backbone of our industrial sector"

3. A high-speed, high-capacity digital connection which forms the axis of a local or wide area network.

Example sentences: "The first major project completed was the digital backbone network, which spans the entire country since its completion in February this year."


Synonyms:

spine

vertebral column

skeleton

spinal column

rachis

back

chine

mainstay

base

linchpin

anchor

main line

trunking

grit


Derivations:

backboned


Backbone in Other Languages...

Spanish: Vertebral

German: Backbone

French: épine

Italian: Dorsale

Turkish: Omurga


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