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  Words related to backbone

Related / Similar Words: grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption, spinal column, vertebral column, spine, back, rachis, anchor, mainstay, keystone, linchpin, lynchpin

 

Definition:
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: notochord, chine

     

    Part Meronyms: net, network, mesh, meshing, meshwork, axial skeleton

     

    Derivational Morphology: anchor, ground

     

    Language Translations:
    Danish: rygrad   Finnish: selkäranka  
    German: Rückgrat   Hungarian: gerinc and gerincoszlop  
    Icelandic: hryggur and skapfesta   Latvian: mugurkauls  
    Norwegian: ryggrad   Polish: charakter and kręgosłup  
    Portuguese: coluna vertebral   Russian: позвоночник and стержень  
    Slovene: hrbtenica   Spanish: espina dorsal  
    Swedish: ryggrad  
     
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