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humpback (adj.)

also hump-back, 1690s, from hump (n.) + back (n.). As a noun from 1709. Humpback whale is from 1725.

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Definitions of humpback from WordNet

humpback (n.)
an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column;
Synonyms: kyphosis / hunchback
humpback (n.)
a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine;
Synonyms: hunchback / crookback
humpback (n.)
large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives;
Synonyms: humpback whale / Megaptera novaeangliae
From wordnet.princeton.edu