What does the word spine mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The backbone.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A thron.

Usage examples for spine

  1. The cold chill of fear still crept up and down my spine whenever I thought of taking part in an engagement; but I was becoming so nearly a man as to desire, in case it became necessary to fight, that I might gain some honor for standing stiffly when really my heart was faint. – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  2. It must be remembered that the skin is the great organ of sensation, and in close connection with brain, spine, and nerve- centres: so that what a strong nervous system can bear with advantage is too powerful and exhausting for another. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  3. Shifting uneasily in his chair, the man in the checked suit flushed darkly, then stiffened his spine, hardened his eyes, set his jaw, and faced Number One defiantly. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
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