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roach back

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noun
  1. an arched back, as of a dog.

Origin of roach back

First recorded in 1660–70; special use of roach3
Related formsroach-backed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for roach back

Historical Examples

  • The roach-back is the other extreme and makes her feel as if she were dipping forward.

    Riding and Driving for Women

    Belle Beach

  • 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