Backbone Meaning

There are 5 meaning(s) for word Backbone

Backbone Meaning 1 : the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord

    Synonyms : back,  rachis,  spinal column,  spine,  vertebral column
Backbone Meaning 2 : fortitude and determination

    Synonyms : grit,  gumption,  guts,  moxie,  sand
Backbone Meaning 3 : a central cohesive source of support and stability

    Synonyms : anchor,  keystone,  linchpin,  lynchpin,  mainstay
Backbone Meaning 4 : the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved

    Synonyms : spine
Backbone Meaning 5 : the part of a network that connects other networks together

    Example : the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic