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Overview of noun spine

The noun spine has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachis

(the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back")

2. spur, spine, acantha

(any sharply pointed projection)

3. spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikelet

(a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf)

4. spine, backbone

(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; "the title and author were printed on the spine of the book")

5. spine

(a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin)

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