humpback

noun hump·back \ ˈhəmp-ˌbak , for sense 1 also -ˈbak \
|Updated on: 18 Aug 2018

Definition of humpback

1 : a humped or crooked back; also : kyphosis
2 : hunchback 1

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First Known Use of humpback

1697

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HUMPBACK Defined for Kids

humpback

noun hump·back \ ˈhəmp-ˌbak \

Definition of humpback for Students

1 : a humped or crooked back

humpbacked

\-ˈbakt\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

humpback

noun hump·back \ -ˌbak, for 1 also -ˈbak \

medical Definition of humpback

1 : a humped or crooked back; also : kyphosis
2 : hunchback 2


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