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    spine

    spine - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spine

    Definition
    (noun) the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    Example Sentence
    • the fall broke his back
    Definition
    (noun) any sharply pointed projection
    Synonyms : acantha , spur
    Definition
    (noun) a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    Synonyms : pricker , prickle , spikelet , sticker , thorn
    Definition
    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : backbone
    Example Sentence
    • the title and author were printed on the spine of the book
    Definition
    (noun) a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
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