[ sil-ver-bak ]
/ ˈsɪl vərˌbæk /
an older male gorilla, usually the leader of a troop, whose hairs along the back turn gray with age.
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Example sentences from the Web for silverback
A silverback is munching contently and endlessly on foliage.
The silverback pushes past the teen, rolling him down a slanting hill.
British Dictionary definitions for silverback
/ (ˈsɪlvəˌbæk) /
an older male gorilla with grey hair on its back
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