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spine

noun [C]
 
 
/spaɪn/
BONES the long structure of bones down the centre of your back, which supports your bodyBone structures
BOOK the narrow part of a book cover where the pages are joined together and which you can see when it is on a shelfBooks and parts of books
(Definition of spine from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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