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Spine meaning

spine - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. A sharp appendage to any of a plant; a thorn.
  2. 2. A rigid and sharp projection upon any part of an animal.
  3. 3. One of the rigid and undivided fin rays of a fish.
  4. 4. The backbone, or spinal column, of an animal; -- so called from the projecting processes upon the vertebrae.
  5. 5. Anything resembling the spine or backbone; a ridge.
  6. 6. A thorn; pointed spike; backbone of an animal.

spine - examples of usage

  1. Her left fore leg being bent at the knee by one person, another may seize the left horn and nose and turn the head to the right until the nose rests on the spine just above the shoulder. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The sky was red, with terrible clouds; and a wind followed him, keeping his spine cold, although all the rest of him was burning. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Then a cold shiver ran down his spine. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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