cam·​el·​back | \ ˈka-məl-ˌbak How to pronounce camelback (audio) \

Definition of camelback

: the back of a camel

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Loisaba's 57,000 acres of wilderness await exploration, either by camelback, bush walking, horseback, safari vehicle or even mountain bike. Mary Ann Anderson, Dallas News, "Kenya's star beds offer a feast for the senses," 2 July 2019 Behemoth is loaded with airtime-inducing camelback hills. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Canada's Wonderland marathon: Riding all of the Toronto park's roller coasters in a day," 20 June 2019 If loft living isn't for you, the neighborhood is home to shotgun and camelback houses. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Where you can live on a typical income around downtown Louisville," 9 July 2018 Before the end you will be taken on a wild ride with a 540-degree helix, one spiral, a camelback hill and a carousel curve. Julia Fawal, Woman's Day, "10 Things You Never Knew About Roller Coasters," 24 July 2015 According to preliminary information from NOFD, a fire was reported at 12:03 a.m. Wednesday at a vacant, wood-frame, camelback shotgun double. Carlie Kollath Wells,, "Uptown apartment fire leaves 16 people homeless, New Orleans Fire Department says," 25 Apr. 2018 Eight of those displaced lived in either side of the the bright pink double camelback where the fire started, and two others lived in a building next door that received damage to the attic, the chief said. Emily Lane,, "Firefighters battling 3-alarm blaze in MId-City: NOFD," 15 Jan. 2018 On camelback in the wide-open grasslands, the eyes line easily with the horizon, which means their eyes take in distance, proximity, an unpixelated spectrum, and unsimulated movement. Susan Crawford, WIRED, "What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—And Our Ability to See?," 27 Mar. 2018 The owner, Laurie Martin of Doors of Elegance, is now putting a camelback on the residence. Susan Langenhennig,, "Small but not tiny: Houses about 1,000 square feet are growing trend," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of camelback

1860, in the meaning defined above

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