cam·el·back | \ˈkam-əl-ˌbak \

Definition of camelback 

: the back of a camel

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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 Two women who lived on one side of the pink camelback duplex with two others said one of the cats that died was their's, and it was named Whitney Houston. Emily Lane,, "Firefighters battling 3-alarm blaze in MId-City: NOFD," 15 Jan. 2018 Slowly as a compromise to residents looking to move to the area but wanted more space, a whole new section is added to Bungalow homes resulting in the name, camelback Bungalows. Dina Kesbeh, Houston Chronicle, "Historian examines the Heights area," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of camelback

1860, in the meaning defined above

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