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Backbone

Back´bone´   Pronunciation: băk´bōn`
n.1.
1.The column of bones in the back which sustains and gives firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column.
2.Anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone.
We have now come to the backbone of our subject.
- Earle.
3.Firmness; moral principle; steadfastness.
Shelley's thought never had any backbone.
- Shairp.
To the backbone
through and through; thoroughly; entirely.
- Lord Lytton.
Noun1.backbone - a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"
2.backbone - fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"
Synonyms: guts, moxie, grit, gumption, sand
3.backbone - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
4.backbone - the part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
(networking)backbone - The top level in a hierarchical network. Stub networks and transit networks which connect to the same backbone are guaranteed to be interconnected.

See also: Internet backbone.
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