Humpback - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhʌmpbæk|  American pronunciation of the word humpback
Brit.  |ˈhʌm(p)bak|  British pronunciation of the word humpback

noun

- an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column (syn: hunchback, kyphosis)
- a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine (syn: crookback, hunchback)
- large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives

Examples

We saw humpback whales broaching.

Word forms

noun
singular: humpback
plural: humpbacks
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