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spine noun

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  • spine — ► NOUN 1) a series of vertebrae extending from the skull to the small of the back, enclosing the spinal cord and providing support for the thorax and abdomen; the backbone. 2) a central feature or main source of strength. 3) the part of a book… …   English terms dictionary

  • spine-chiller — spineˈ chiller noun A frightening story, thought or happening • • • Main Entry: ↑spine * * * ˈspine chiller [spine chiller spine chillers] ; noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • spine — noun 1 backbone ADJECTIVE ▪ fractured ▪ cervical, lumbar VERB + SPINE ▪ bend, curve ▪ straighten …   Collocations dictionary

  • spine´less|ness — spine|less «SPYN lihs», adjective. 1. having no spine or backbone; invertebrate: »A jellyfish is a spineless animal. 2. having a weak or diseased spine; limp. 3. Figurative. without courage, determination, or moral force; weak willed; feeble: »a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spine´less|ly — spine|less «SPYN lihs», adjective. 1. having no spine or backbone; invertebrate: »A jellyfish is a spineless animal. 2. having a weak or diseased spine; limp. 3. Figurative. without courage, determination, or moral force; weak willed; feeble: »a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spine|less — «SPYN lihs», adjective. 1. having no spine or backbone; invertebrate: »A jellyfish is a spineless animal. 2. having a weak or diseased spine; limp. 3. Figurative. without courage, determination, or moral force; weak willed; feeble: »a spineless… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spine — [ spaın ] noun ** 1. ) count the row of bones down the middle of your back: BACKBONE, SPINAL COLUMN 2. ) count the edge of a book where all the pages are attached 3. ) count a sharp point on a plant or animal 4. ) uncount INFORMAL courage:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spine-chiller — (n.) mystery film, 1940, from SPINE (Cf. spine) + agent noun from CHILL (Cf. chill) (v.). Spine tingler in same sense is from 1942 …   Etymology dictionary

  • spine´like´ — spine «spyn», noun. 1. the series of small bones down the middle of the back in man and other vertebrates; backbone; spinal column. 2. a) anything like a backbone; long, narrow ridge or support: »the spine of a mountain. b) Figurative. courage or …   Useful english dictionary

  • spine-chilling — spine ,chilling adjective a spine chilling story, book, movie, etc. is very frightening ╾ spine ,chiller noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spine — noun 1) he injured his spine Syn: backbone, spinal column, vertebral column; back; technical rachis 2) the spine of his philosophy Syn: core, center, cornerstone, foundation, basis 3) …   Thesaurus of popular words

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