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backbone


noun
1. a central cohesive source of support and stability (Freq. 1)
- faith is his anchor
- the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
- he is the linchpin of this firm
Syn:
anchor, mainstay, keystone, linchpin, lynchpin
Derivationally related forms:
anchor (for: anchor)
Hypernyms:
support
2. fortitude and determination (Freq. 1)
- he didn't have the guts to try it
Syn:
grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption
Derivationally related forms:
gutsy (for: guts), gritty (for: grit)
Usage Domain:
colloquialism
Hypernyms:
fortitude
3. the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
- the fall broke his back
Syn:
spinal column, vertebral column, spine, back, rachis
Derivationally related forms:
spinal (for: spine)
Hypernyms:
skeletal structure
Hyponyms:
notochord, chine
Part Holonyms:
axial skeleton
Part Meronyms:
spinal canal, vertebral canal, canalis vertebralis, coccyx, tail bone,
vertebra, intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk
4. 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
Syn:
spine
Hypernyms:
part, portion
Part Holonyms:
book, volume
5. the part of a network that connects other networks together
- the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic
Hypernyms:
connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective
Part Holonyms:
net, network, mesh, meshing, meshwork

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