Definition of Backbone in English :
Define Backbone in English
Backbone meaning in English
Meaning of Backbone in English
Pronunciation of Backbone in English
Backbone pronunciation in English
Pronounce Backbone in Englishsee synonyms of backbone
a central cohesive source of support and stability
Example Sentences:'faith is his anchor''the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money''he is the linchpin of this firm'
fortitude and determination
Example Sentences:'he didn't have the guts to try it'
the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
Example Sentences:'the fall broke his back'
4. backbone, spine
the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved
Example Sentences:'the title and author were printed on the spine of the book'
the part of a network that connects other networks together
Example Sentences:'the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic'
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