humpback

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

Definition of humpback

  1. 1 :  a humped or crooked back; also :  kyphosis

  2. 2 :  hunchback 1

  3. 3 :  humpback whale

  4. 4 :  pink salmon

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First Known Use of humpback

1697


HUMPBACK Defined for Kids

humpback

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noun hump·back \ˈhəmp-ˌbak\

Definition of humpback for Students

  1. 1 :  a humped or crooked back

  2. 2 :  humpback whale

humpbacked

\-ˈbakt\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

humpback

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

Medical Definition of humpback

  1. 1:  a humped or crooked back; also :  kyphosis

  2. 2:  hunchback 2



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