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Backbone Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
  • fortitude and determination; "he didn''t have the guts to try it"
  • the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
  • a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a central cohesive source of support and stability; "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; "he didn't have the guts to try it" ,
  • the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back" ,
  • 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; "the title and author were printed on the spine of the book" ,
  • the part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"

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Backbone Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The vertebral column is the scientific, anatomical word for the spine or backbone. It is a column of vertebrae in the back part of the torso (upper body). There is a canal that runs through the length of the backbone. Inside this canal is the spinal cord. Animals, including humans, that have a vertebral column are called vertebrates, and animals that don't have one are called invertebrates.

The vertebral column is divided by doctors into 5 sections called regions. These 5 regions from top to bottom are:



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* The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy. - Karl von Clausewitz

* Each of us should do something every day That we do not want to do But we know we should do, To strengthen our backbone And put iron in our soul. - Henry Hitt Crane

* Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be. - Clementine Paddleford


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Backbone Sample Sentences in News


  • Hurricane Electric Expands Global Network to Metro Atlanta with Second Point-of-Presence at Colo Atl
    Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today a new Point-of-Presence at Colo Atl, Atlanta’s premier colocation facility located at 55 Marietta Street, Suites 570 & 800, Atlanta, GA 30303. Read more on this news related to 'Backbone'
  • Devils Backbone Jumping for Joy Over Its Thanksgiving Fundraiser
    Nelson Co., VA- One group of people put in a workout, so that another group can get their fill of food. The Devils Backbone Bouncing for Turkeys fundraiser is 24 hours of continuous jumping on a trampoline, so that locals can put a turkey on their table for Thanksgiving. Read more on this news related to 'Backbone'
  • Backbone Media Publishes 2015 Predictions and Trends from Industry’s Top B2B Marketing Pundits
    Backbone Media – a full-service B2B marketing agency – announces the launch of a 2015 B2B marketing trends and predictions microsite, featuring marketing trends and predictions from 35 B2B marketing thought leaders including; Jay Baer, Joe Pulizzi, Ardath Albee, Matt Heinz, Shel Holtz, Craig Ferguson and Neal Schaffer. The marketing predictions will be shared Read more on this news related to 'Backbone'

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