Translation of "spine" - English-German dictionary


noun /spain/

the line of linked bones running down the back of humans and many animals; the backbone

das Rückgrat
She damaged her spine when she fell.

something like a backbone in shape or function

der Rücken
the spine of a book.

a thin, stiff, pointed part growing on an animal or a plant.

der Stachel
spinal adjective

of or concerned with the backbone

a spinal injury.
spineless adjective

of an animal, having no spine; invertebrate.


of a person, having a weak character; easily dominated

spineless behaviour
spiny adjective

full of, or covered with, spines

a spiny cactus.
spinal cord

a cord of nerve cells running up through the backbone.

das Rückenmark

(Translation of “spine” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)