Definitions For Backbone


  • The part of a network that connects other networks together
  • 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
  • Fortitude and determination
  • The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
  • A central cohesive source of support and stability
  • The row of connected bones that go down the middle of the back and protect the spinal cord
  • The most important or strongest part of something
  • Strength and courage

Is Backbone a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Backbone is worth 18 points in Scrabble and 22 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Backbone in a Sentence

  • She is the backbone of the family.
  • He showed some backbone by refusing to compromise his values.

Synonyms for Backbone

Antonyms for Backbone

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