hump·​backed | \ ˈhəmp-ˈbakt How to pronounce humpbacked (audio) \

Definition of humpbacked

1 : having a humped back
2 : convexly curved a humpbacked bridge

Examples of humpbacked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new humpbacked, shaggy-haired wild ox were brought from the Northern California ranch where they were born. USA TODAY, "Golden Gate bison, prisoner paintings, dining with dogs: News from around our 50 states," 6 Mar. 2020 The deal came weeks after Delta Air Lines Inc. parked the last of its 747 aircraft, marking the end of U.S. passenger service for the iconic humpbacked plane nicknamed the Queen of the Skies. Julie Johnsson,, "Boeing's endangered 747 gets lifeline as UPS buys 14," 1 Feb. 2018 Then prepare to be startled as a very large visitor, a humpbacked whale, heaves into view. Andres Viglucci, miamiherald, "Planets soar. Sharks swarm. Lasers sparkle. Humans rejoice. The Frost Science museum will finally open.," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of humpbacked

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of humpbacked was in 1681

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“Humpbacked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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hump·​backed | \ -ˈbakt How to pronounce humpbacked (audio) \

Medical Definition of humpbacked

: having a humped back

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