crookback


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crook·back

 (kro͝ok′băk′)
n. Obsolete
A hunchback.

crook′backed′ adj.

crookback

(ˈkrʊkˌbæk)
n
(Pathology) a rare word for hunchback
ˈcrookˌbacked adj

crook•back

(ˈkrʊkˌbæk)

n. Archaic.
a hunchback.
[1400–50]
crook′backed`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crookback - a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
cripple - someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
Adj.1.crookback - characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
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