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

Definition of camelback

: the back of a camel

Examples of camelback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 John's sister, Roshy, who had just married into an influential Iranian family, had to be smuggled on camelback to neighboring Pakistan. Renata Cló,, 19 Dec. 2021 The furniture, arranged to highlight the focal-point piano, includes a camelback sofa that was given to Hillary by her mother. Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Oct. 2021 While temperatures were scorching Sunday afternoon, dehydration seemed like a long shot, with their pet dying and the camelback still containing water. Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Aug. 2021 Head to the on-site post office turned museum for a lesson on Sharjah's history, or wind through the same alleys and interconnected souks that once welcomed Bedouin traders on camelback. Travel + Leisure Staff, Travel + Leisure, 19 Feb. 2020 The camelback made room for bedrooms for Ogden and Inger, and an open office for their parents, who mostly have been working from home since the pandemic began. R. Stephanie Bruno,, 4 Feb. 2021 The sidehall camelback with an Eastlake flair had been lovingly restored by the previous owner. R. Stephanie Bruno,, 20 Aug. 2020 Louisville Courier Journal Amy Leneerts quietly sips a cup of coffee, leaning against the wall in the dining room of the blue camelback-style house in the Portland neighborhood that she's spent a year remodeling. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, 4 Mar. 2020 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'camelback.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of camelback

1860, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About camelback

Time Traveler for camelback

Time Traveler

The first known use of camelback was in 1860

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near camelback

camel's hay


camel bird

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for camelback

Cite this Entry

“Camelback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!