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hump·back

 (hŭmp′băk′)
n.
1. See hunchback.
2. A humped upper back.
3. A humpback whale.

hump′backed′ adj.

humpback

(ˈhʌmpˌbæk)
n
1. (Pathology) another word for hunchback
2. (Animals) Also called: humpback whale a large whalebone whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, closely related and similar to the rorquals but with a humped back and long flippers: family Balaenopteridae
3. (Animals) a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, the male of which has a humped back and hooked jaws
4. (Civil Engineering) Also called: humpback bridge Brit a road bridge having a sharp incline and decline and usually a narrow roadway
[C17: alteration of earlier crumpbacked, perhaps influenced by hunchback; perhaps related to Dutch homp lump]
ˈhumpˌbacked adj

hump•back

(ˈhʌmpˌbæk)

n.
1. a back that is humped in a convex position.
[1690–1700; appar. back formation from humpbacked]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humpback - an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral columnhumpback - an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
spinal curvature - an abnormal curvature of the vertebral column
2.humpback - 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
3.humpback - large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it diveshumpback - large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
genus Megaptera, Megaptera - humpback whales
Translations
ظَهْرٌ مُحَدَّبمُحَدَّب
do obloukuhrbáč
hvælvetpukkelryg
baleine à bossebossu
eins og hnúîur, kryppu-kryppa, herîakistill
do oblúka
kamburkamburlu

humpback

[ˈhʌmpbæk] N
1. (= person) → jorobado/a m/f
to have a humpbackser jorobado
2. (= whale) (also humpback whale) → rorcual m

humpback

[ˈhʌmpbæk] nbossu(e) m/fhumpbacked bridge humpback bridge n (mainly British)dos m d'ânehumpback whale nbaleine f à bosse

humpback

n (= person)Buck(e)lige(r) mf; (= back)Buckel m

humpback

[ˈhʌmpˌbæk] n (also humpback bridge) → ponte m a schiena d'asino

hump

(hamp) noun
1. a large lump on the back of an animal, person etc. a camel's hump.
2. part of a road etc which rises and falls in the shape of a hump.
ˈhumpback noun
a back with a hump.
adjective
rising and falling in the shape of a hump. a humpback bridge.
ˈhumpbacked adjective
having a hump on the back.

humpback

n (fam o vulg) joroba
References in classic literature ?
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A chance encounter with a humpback calf and its mother helped Austin develop a technique to create detailed, intimate portraits of his subjects.
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Rare humpback whales have been spotted off the coast of Aberdeenshire.
A humpback salmon was caught in the Tweed, sparking fears that it could threaten our pounds 1billion-ayear salmon industry.