What does the word dorsal mean?

Usage examples for dorsal

  1. There was no get- up of flounces, and padding, and paint, and hair, with a dorsal excrescence appended with the object surely of showing in triumph how much absurd ugliness women can force men to endure. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  2. Nothing is of any use; it obstinately turns over and resumes its dorsal progress. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  3. The shock to the dorsal nerves induced temporary paralysis, and that rather misled me. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy

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