Definitions for backbone

Definitions for (noun) backbone

Main entry: backbone

Definition: the part of a network that connects other networks together

Usage: the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic

Main entry: spine, backbone

Definition: 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

Usage: the title and author were printed on the spine of the book

Main entry: gumption, guts, grit, sand, moxie, backbone

Definition: fortitude and determination

Usage: he didn't have the guts to try it

Main entry: back, backbone, vertebral column, spinal column, spine, rachis

Definition: the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord

Usage: the fall broke his back

Main entry: lynchpin, mainstay, keystone, linchpin, backbone, anchor

Definition: a central cohesive source of support and stability

Usage: faith is his anchor; the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money; he is the linchpin of this firm

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