Associations to the word «Spine»


SPINE, noun. The series of bones situated at the back from the head to the pelvis of a person, or from the head to the tail of an animal; backbone, vertebral column.
SPINE, noun. Something resembling a backbone, such as a ridge, or a long, central structure from which other structures radiate.
SPINE, noun. The narrow, bound edge of a book.
SPINE, noun. A rigid, pointed surface protuberance or needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant.
SPINE, noun. (figurative) Courage or assertiveness.
SPINE, noun. The stiffness of an arrow.
SPINE BOARD, noun. (emergency medicine) A rigid carrying surface for an injured person, designed to prevent the movement of the spine during transportation in order to prevent further damage to it.
SPINE CHILLING, adjective. (rare) Alternative spelling of spine-chilling
SPINE PIG, noun. Porcupine.
SPINE PIGS, noun. Plural of spine pig

Dictionary definition

SPINE, noun. The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back".
SPINE, noun. Any sharply pointed projection.
SPINE, noun. A small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf.
SPINE, noun. The part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved; "the title and author were printed on the spine of the book".
SPINE, noun. A sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin.

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb