cam·​el·​back ˈka-məl-ˌbak How to pronounce camelback (audio)
: the back of a camel

Examples of camelback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What to know from schedule, TV blackout, race time, more IMS alcohol policy Along with those coolers and camelbacks, you are allowed to bring in beer or wine. Joe Mutascio, The Indianapolis Star, 8 May 2023 Included is a majestic treasure hunt, with families venturing through desert oases on camelback and 4x4, exploring ancient souks with soothsayers, and discovering dramatic landscapes from the High Atlas Mountains to the narrow streets of Ait Ben Haddou. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 After reaching the camp on camelback, seeing the sun go down over the dunes, a traditional Omani dinner — cooked by the small team over an open fire — is served under the stars before retreating to your bed for the night and rising early to see the sun come up. Lauren Jade Hill, Forbes, 2 Apr. 2023 And on camelback, the three Kings. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, 23 Feb. 2021 Camels were the main source of transportation, and as semi-nomads, men, women, and children would travel on camelback. Nicola Chilton, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Mar. 2022 Driver has a significant supporting role in this Australian drama, inspired by the true story of Robyn Davidson's nine-month camelback trek across Australia. Wesley Stenzel,, 28 Nov. 2022 Esponda pointed to his couch, a sagging green camelback. Noah Gallagher Shannon, New York Times, 5 Oct. 2022 Marvel at the coral-hued sunrise from your very own tent at Wadi Rum Starlight (from $43 per person per night) before exploring on camelback. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1688, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of camelback was in 1688

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“Camelback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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