I. \\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
1. : the back of a camel

crossed the desert on camelback

2. : a back (as of a dog) that is slightly curved upward : roach back — opposed to swayback
3. or camelback locomotive : a steam locomotive with the cab astride the boiler
4. or camelback house : a house one story high at the front and two stories high in the rear
5. [so called from the shape of one kind of retread made with it] : an uncured compound of rubber made chiefly of reclaimed or synthetic rubber and used for retreading or recapping pneumatic tires
II. adjective
: having a back slightly curved upward — opposed to swaybacked
III. adverb
: on camelback

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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