Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a round or curved back; showing unusual convexity of back, especially between the shoulders; round-shouldered.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a round back or shoulders; round-shouldered.
- adj. having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
“His innovations in propeller designs helped him to create round-backed Ovation guitars, among the most popular instruments made in the U.S.”
“Andela's eighth-floor apartment was cosy, spick and furnished in a style from around 1974 (western calendar) – bamboo-effect bookshelves rising to the ceiling, round-backed wickery chairs, myriad spider plants.”
“He was best known for his facility on the lute, a round-backed instrument with a history reaching back to Greek mythology.”
“The round-backed Sister, her dangling arm swinging, shuffled along in front of Nicci, pulling her by her hand, leading her through grand rooms, up stairways, and down hallways.”
“Coralie flung herself into the depths of a settee, and bade Camusot seat himself in the gondole, a round-backed chair that stood opposite.”
“One black gap in the long line of grey, round-backed airships marked the position from which the Vaterland had come.”
“He hit a few keys on a laptop set up on a low table, which sat between two round-backed couchesthe only furniture in the room.”
“They came upon two schools of round-backed river monsters.”
“The crawfish has a tail, and five fins on it; and the round-backed carid has a tail and four fins; the squilla also has fins at the tail on either side.”
“She handed Josh a sugar bowl, with white squares of lump sugar glistening like snow, and a couple of round-backed, almost S-shaped little teaspoons.”
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