silverback
noun Date: 1963 an older adult usually dominant male gorilla having gray or whitish hair on the back

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Silverback — Sil ver*back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The knot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silverback — [sil′vər bak΄] n. a mature male gorilla with a saddle shaped patch of silver gray hair on its back …   English World dictionary

  • silverback — Elderly driver. That silverback can t even see over the steering wheel …   Dictionary of american slang

  • silverback — Elderly driver. That silverback can t even see over the steering wheel …   Dictionary of american slang

  • silverback — /sil veuhr bak /, n. an older male gorilla, usually the leader of a troop, whose hairs along the back turn gray with age. [SILVER + BACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • silverback — noun a) A mature male of the several species of gorilla, so named from the silver streaking on its back. b) A dominant older human male …   Wiktionary

  • silverback — noun a mature male mountain gorilla, which is distinguished by an area of white or silvery hair across the back and is the dominant member of its social group …   English new terms dictionary

  • silverback — sil•ver•back [[t]ˈsɪl vərˌbæk[/t]] n. zool. mam an older male gorilla, usu. the leader of a troop, whose hairs along the back have turned gray • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • silverback — /ˈsɪlvəbæk/ (say silvuhbak) noun a fully mature male gorilla with white hair on its back …   Australian English dictionary

  • silverback — noun an adult male gorilla with grey hairs across the back • Hypernyms: ↑gorilla, ↑Gorilla gorilla • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Gorilla …   Useful english dictionary

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