roach back
noun Date: 1874 an arched back (as of a dog)

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  • roach back — n. an arched back, esp. of a horse …   English World dictionary

  • roach|back — «ROHCH BAK», noun. = grizzly bear. (Cf. ↑grizzly bear) …   Useful english dictionary

  • roach back — roach backed, adj. an arched back, as of a dog. [1660 70; special use of ROACH3] * * * …   Universalium

  • roach back — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: roach (III) + back, n. : an arched back * * * roach backed, adj. an arched back, as of a dog. [1660 70; special use of ROACH3] …   Useful english dictionary

  • roach back — /ˈroʊtʃ bæk/ (say rohch bak) noun an arched back …   Australian English dictionary

  • Back (horse) — The back describes the area of horse anatomy where the saddle goes, and in popular usage extends to include the loin or lumbar region behind the thoracic vertebrae that also is crucial to a horse s weight carrying ability. These two sections of… …   Wikipedia

  • Roach-backed — a. Having a back like that of roach; said of a horse whose back a convex instead of a concave curve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roach — Roach, n. [OE. rroche; cf. AS. reohha, D. rog, roch, G. roche, LG. ruche, Dan. rokke ray, Sw. rocka, and E. ray a fish.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A European fresh water fish of the Carp family ({Leuciscus rutilus}). It is silver white, with a greenish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Back Stage (1923 film) — Infobox Film name = Back Stage image size = caption = director = Robert F. McGowan producer = Hal Roach writer = Hal Roach H. M. Walker narrator = starring = Joe Cobb Jackie Condon Mickey Daniels Jack Davis Allen Hoskins Mary Kornman Ernie… …   Wikipedia

  • roach bait — n. A marketing message delivered by an actor posing as a regular person with the intention of having that message passed along to many other people. Example Citation: I ll tell you about a process we use, which is called roach bait, he says. In… …   New words

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