Definition of 'backbone'
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They form the backbone of the internet and banking system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Data centres form the backbone of the internet and the banking system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It formed the backbone of their values and sustained them through numerous hardships. Christianity Today (2000)You must do it right because your staff are the backbone of your business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)When are the people of this country going to get some backbone and say enough is enough? The Sun (2014)It provided the backbone of the local economy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We run some of the five million small businesses that form the economic backbone of this country. The Sun (2015)The sort of backbone notions which people snort at today but actually underpin our society. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Which is why the backbone of the team is the first thing he will restore. The Sun (2013)They are the backbone of our economy. The Sun (2008)These are the backbone of the business and are a great animal to work with. The Sun (2013)French forces were expected to provide its backbone. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They were the backbone of this country. The Sun (2015)He is a solid presence in defence and the backbone of the team. The Sun (2013)All too often we forget what constitutes the real backbone of the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is the backbone of my business. The Sun (2015)He is a natural backbone to any team. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Small businesses like these are the backbone of the country and their success shows it is possible to triumph over adversity. The Sun (2010)They add backbone to our nation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The French need more backbone if our nations are to march as one. The Sun (2010)Could the British literary establishment please get itself a backbone? Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's a powerful moment that gives the film the serious backbone it badly needs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Social media forms the backbone. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Long the backbone of the nation 's energy system, they are being rendered uneconomic by pollution taxes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She now grows 75 varieties in six beds, and they have become the backbone of her cutting garden. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'backbone'
British English: backbone /ˈbækˌbəʊn/ NOUN
Your backbone is the column of small linked bones along the middle of your back.
- American English: backbone
- Arabic: عُمُود فِقْرِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: espinha dorsal
- Chinese: 脊椎
- Croatian: kralježnica
- Czech: páteř
- Danish: rygrad
- Dutch: ruggengraat
- European Spanish: columna vertebral
- Finnish: selkäranka
- French: colonne vertébrale
- German: Rückgrat
- Greek: σπονδυλική στήλη
- Italian: spina dorsale
- Japanese: 背骨
- Korean: 등뼈
- Norwegian: ryggrad
- Polish: kręgosłup
- European Portuguese: espinha dorsal
- Romanian: coloană vertebrală
- Russian: позвоночник
- Spanish: columna vertebral
- Swedish: ryggrad
- Thai: กระดูกสันหลัง
- Turkish: omurga
- Ukrainian: хребет
- Vietnamese: xương sống
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