backbone

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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
backbone

Plural
backbones

Tilo
ƙashin baya

Jam'i
ƙasusuwan baya

a picture showing a person's backbone
  1. (countable) The backbone is the bones in a person's or animal's back. <> ƙashin da ke bayan mutum ko dabba.
    Emerging from between the backbone and the ribs. <> daga tsakanin ƙashin baya da haqarqari. --Qur'an 86:7
  2. (countable) or (uncountable) If you have backbone, you do not back down easily. You stand up for yourself. <> mai jarunta da cijewa da iya tsayuwa.
    If you had any backbone you wouldn't let people tell you what to do all the time.
  3. (countable) The backbone of something is what holds it together or makes it strong. <> abun da ke ƙarfafa wani abu. ginshiƙi.
    Customer service is the backbone of our business.

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