English dictionary definition of:



  • a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
  • 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 series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
  • a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
  • any sharply pointed projection


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Spellzone course content

View spelling list i-e words - set 1 and learn about the word spine in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?.

Other Spellzone word lists: Body, internal

Scrabble score for spine

Scrabble score = 7

generated at 13:19:40 on 19-11-19

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Body, internal
i-e words - set 1
Level 3 -i-e
The skeleton
-ine saying /in/
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