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camelback

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A camelback house in New Orleans
A camelback locomotive
A curved camelback sofa

Noun

Singular
camelback

Plural
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camelback (s)
  1. (uncountable) The backs of camels.
    We travelled across the desert on camelback.
  2. (countable) A flexible water container worn on the back.
    An empty camelback is a blessing and a curse; it means that it is easy to carry, but it means you have no water.
  3. (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.
  4. (countable) A railway locomotive that has it's 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.
  5. (countable) A camelback sofa or chair.
    He fell back relieved into his favourite camelback with a gin and tonic.
  6. (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

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having a shaped back; particularly a shape with a raised middle.
    The Victorian camelback sofa looked out of place in the brightly lit room.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Anything shaped like the back of a camel.

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