a back that is humped in a convex position.
another word for hunchback
Also called humpback whale. a large whalebone whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, closely related and similar to the rorquals but with a humped back and long flippers: family Balaenopteridae
a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, the male of which has a humped back and hooked jaws
(Brit) Also called humpback bridge. a road bridge having a sharp incline and decline and usually a narrow roadway
humpback hump·back (hŭmp’bāk’) or hunch·back (hŭnch’-)
[huhmp-bakt] /ˈhʌmpˌbækt/ adjective 1. having a hump on the back.
noun 1. a pink salmon inhabiting North Pacific waters: so-called because of the hump that appears behind the head of the male when it is ready for spawning.
noun 1. a large whalebone whale of the genus Megaptera having long narrow flippers, and noted for its habit of arching deeply as it dives: once abundant in coastal waters, it is now rare but its numbers are increasing.
- Hump day
noun 1. (informal) the middle day of the working week, usually Wednesday noun the middle of the workweek, usu. Wednesday Examples We’re on the other side of hump day, with the weekend in sight. Word Origin 1965; seen as the hill to get over to the weekend noun The middle of the workweek, usually Wednesday, […]