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roach back

an arched back, as of a dog.
Origin of roach back
1660-70; special use of roach3
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roach-backed, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The roach-back is the other extreme and makes her feel as if she were dipping forward.

  • Maybe it was accident and maybe design, but when the roach-back jumped from the root it rolled to one side.

    The Biography of a Grizzly Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • Sometimes the short mane over his humped shoulders is exaggerated; this makes a "roach-back."

    Wild Animals at Home Ernest Thompson Seton

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