Translation of "spine" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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spinenoun [ C ]

uk /spaɪn/ us /spaɪn/

spine noun [ C ] (BONE)

C1 the line of bones down the centre of the back that provides support for the body and protects the spinal cord

She injured her spine in a riding accident. 她在一次坠马事故中脊柱受伤。
figurative The Apennine mountains form the spine (= central row of mountains) of Italy. 亚平宁山脉是意大利的中心山脉。

More examples

  • Age deforms the spine.
  • Injuries to the spine are common amongst these workers.
  • The doctor manipulated the base of my spine and the pain disappeared completely.
  • The lower part of her spine was crushed in the accident.
  • At its most terrifying, his writing sends shivers up and down my spine.

spine noun [ C ] (POINT)

a long, sharp point like a needle growing out of an animal such as a hedgehog or a plant such as a cactus


spine noun [ C ] (BOOK PART)

the narrow strip where the cover of a book is joined to the pages, usually with the title and writer's name printed on it


(Translation of “spine” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)