from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See hunchback.
- n. A humped upper back.
- n. A humpback whale.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A humped back
- n. A person with a humpback: hunchback
- n. A person who suffers from kyphosis
- n. A humpback whale
- n. A humpback salmon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A crooked back; a humped back.
- n. A humpbacked person; a hunchback.
- n. Any whale of the genus Megaptera, characterized by a hump or bunch on the back. Several species are known. The most common ones in the North Atlantic are Megaptera longimana of Europe, and Megaptera osphyia of America; that of the California coasts is Megaptera versabilis.
- n. A small salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), of the northwest coast of America; the humpbacked salmon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crooked or hunched back.
- n. One who has a crooked back; a hunchback.
- n. A humpbacked whale of the genus Megaptera.
- n. In ichthyology, a salmon of the genus Oncorhynchus, O. gorbuscha, more fully called humpbacked salmon. See salmon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives
- n. a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
- n. an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
The pink salmon, also known as the humpback salmon, is the most abundant of the salmon species.
The back of the male just behind the head abruptly rises, forming a hump—hence the alternate name humpback salmon, or “humpy.”
This humpback, which is a result of tuberculous inflammation of the spine, must not be confounded with the humpback caused by rickets.
As a result the destroyed vertebrae sink or rather settle down and cause a curvature of the spine, in other words a humpback.
Doug Nowacek, Ari Friedlaender and colleagues 'expedition to tag humpback and minke whales in the Antarctic
The scientists who fitted out the Voyager probe decided that the song of the humpback was the best way to greet any possible aliens.
The humpback, which is believed to be a young male, had not been sighted before in Irish waters.
My pheasant gun is a Browning Light-12 "humpback" auto I bought new in Korea when I was in the Army thirty-five years ago.
No wonder the "humpback" Duchess Sophie falls for him in a fairytale meeting where they discover a shared passion for Richard Wagner.
And no, that damn song doesn't work, because you simply can't make me want to utter "humpback" and "crooked letter" out loud or in my head too much.
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