Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
Backbone

19 September 2020 Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We have 20 answers for the crossword clue Backbone. We last saw the 'Backbone' clue in Evening Standard Quick Crossword on Tuesday, 01 September 2020.

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Definitions and usage

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  • The part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
  • Fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"
  • The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
  • A central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"
  • The part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved; "the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

BACK

A support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"

GRIT

Fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"

GUTS

Fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"

SAND

Fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"

5 Letters

MOXIE

Fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"

SPINE

A sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin

SPUNK

The courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"

6 Letters

ANCHOR

A mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

RACHIS

The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"

7 Letters

RESOLVE

Understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"

8 Letters

GUMPTION

Fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"

KEYSTONE

The central building block at the top of an arch or vault

LINCHPIN

Pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on

LYNCHPIN

Pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on

MAINSTAY

The forestay that braces the mainmast

9 Letters

CHARACTER

(genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes

FORTITUDE

Strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

12 Letters

SPINALCOLUMN

The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"

15 Letters

METTLEORSTAMINA

VERTEBRALCOLUMN

The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"

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