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backbone

Definitions of backbone
1

n the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord

Synonyms:
back, rachis, spinal column, spine, vertebral column
Types:
notochord
a flexible rodlike structure that forms the supporting axis of the body in the lowest chordates and lowest vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
chine
backbone of an animal
urochord
a notochord of a larval tunicate typically confined to the caudal region
Type of:
skeletal structure
any structure created by the skeleton of an organism

n a central cohesive source of support and stability

Synonyms:
anchor, keystone, linchpin, lynchpin, mainstay
Type of:
support
something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest

n 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:
spine
Type of:
part, portion
something less than the whole of a human artifact

n the part of a network that connects other networks together

“the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic”
Type of:
connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion
an instrumentality that connects

n fortitude and determination

Synonyms:
grit, gumption, guts, moxie, sand
Type of:
fortitude
strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

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