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backbone   
      

It Has 8 letters ( b a c k b o n e )         3 vowels ( a o e )         5 consonants ( b c k b n )         Word on the contrary enobkcab

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From _back_ + _bone_.

From back + bone.

Which the in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* IPA(key): /ˈbækˌbəʊn/

  • IPA(key): /ˈbækˌbəʊn/

Which the in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

BACKBONE (_plural_ BACKBONES) * The series of vertebrae, separated by disks, that encloses and protects the spinal cord, and runs down the middle of the back in vertebrate animals. * any fundamental support, structure, or infrastructure _Before automobiles, railroads were a BACKBONE of commerce._ * courage, fortitude, or strength _He would make a good manager, if he had a little more BACKBONE._ SYNONYMS * spine * spinal column * vertebral column * See also Wikisaurus:backbone TRANSLATIONS

backbone (plural backbones)

  1. The series of vertebrae, separated by disks, that encloses and protects the spinal cord, and runs down the middle of the back in vertebrate animals.
  2. any fundamental support, structure, or infrastructure
    Before automobiles, railroads were a backbone of commerce.
  3. courage, fortitude, or strength
    He would make a good manager, if he had a little more backbone.

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