Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A humped upper back.
  • noun A humpback whale.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A crooked or hunched back.
  • noun One who has a crooked back; a hunchback.
  • noun A humpbacked whale of the genus Megaptera.
  • noun In ichthyology, a salmon of the genus Oncorhynchus, O. gorbuscha, more fully called humpbacked salmon. See salmon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A crooked back; a humped back.
  • noun A humpbacked person; a hunchback.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A small salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), of the northwest coast of America; the humpbacked salmon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A humped back
  • noun A person with a humpback: hunchback
  • noun A person who suffers from kyphosis
  • noun A humpback whale
  • noun A humpback salmon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives
  • noun a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
  • noun an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column

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