Synonyms of spine


1. spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachis, skeletal structure

usage: the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"

2. spur, spine, acantha, projection

usage: any sharply pointed projection

3. spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikelet, aculeus

usage: a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

4. spine, backbone, part, portion

usage: 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"

5. spine, process, outgrowth, appendage

usage: a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin

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