Camelback meaning

kăməl-băk
Shaped like a hump or an arching curve.
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A narrow house with one story in front and two in the rear.
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Designating a style of sofa, chair, etc. characterized by a convex curve, suggesting a camel's hump, in the top rail of the back.
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(uncountable) The backs of camels.

We travelled across the desert on camelback.

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(countable) A flexible water container worn on the back.

An empty camelback is a blessing and a curse: it is easy to carry, but it means you have no water.

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(countable) A house with a second storey that does not completely cover the ground floor.

My friend lived in a camelback; we used to have fun climbing out of the window onto the roof below.

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(countable) A railway locomotive that has its cab in the middle as opposed to at the end.

The camelbacks were designed to help with the visibility problems inherent in putting the driver behind the entire engine.

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(countable) A camelback sofa or chair.

He fell back relieved into his favourite camelback with a gin and tonic.

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(uncountable) A type of rubber used in tyre restoration.

We require four million tons of camelback each year.

The camelback rubber produced in this plant is shipped around the world.

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Origin of camelback