hump·​backed ˈhəmp-ˈbakt How to pronounce humpbacked (audio)
: having a humped back
: convexly curved
a humpbacked bridge

Examples of humpbacked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The humpbacked stick figure known as Kokopelli toots his flute all over the American Southwest. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, 9 Oct. 2020 There are also numerous depictions of a humpbacked flute player known as Kokopelli. Gina Rae La Cerva, Outside Online, 1 Feb. 2022 These close low humpbacked shapes must be the fishermen’s boats, hauled high and tarped. D. Nurkse, The New Yorker, 7 June 2021 The new humpbacked, shaggy-haired wild ox were brought from the Northern California ranch where they were born. USA TODAY, 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,, 1 Feb. 2018 Then prepare to be startled as a very large visitor, a humpbacked whale, heaves into view. Andres Viglucci, miamiherald, 4 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of humpbacked was in 1681

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“Humpbacked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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