Definitions for spine

Definitions for (noun) spine

Main entry: spine

Definition: a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin

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: 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: spikelet, spine, pricker, prickle, thorn, sticker

Definition: a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

Main entry: spine, spur, acantha

Definition: any sharply pointed projection

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