Crookback Crook"back` (kr[oo^]k"b[a^]k`), n. A crooked back; one who has a crooked or deformed back; a hunchback. [1913 Webster]

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  • Crookback — Crook back , a. Hunched. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crookback — [krook′bak΄] n. Rare a hunchback crookbacked adj …   English World dictionary

  • crookback — noun Date: 1508 1. obsolete a crooked back 2. obsolete hunchback • crookbacked adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crookback — crookbacked, adj. /krook bak /, n. a hunchback. [1400 50; late ME. See CROOK1, BACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • crookback — noun A crooked back, or a person with such a back; a hunchback …   Wiktionary

  • crookback — n. hunchback, person having an abnormally protruding back …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crookback — noun archaic a person with a hunchback. Derivatives crookbacked adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • crookback — crook•back [[t]ˈkrʊkˌbæk[/t]] n. archaic pat a hunchback • Etymology: 1400–50 crook′backed , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • crookback — /ˈkrʊkbæk/ (say krookbak) noun → humpback (def. 2). –crookbacked, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • crookback — I noun a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine • Syn: ↑humpback, ↑hunchback • Hypernyms: ↑cripple II adjective characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column …   Useful english dictionary

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