Definition of term:: Spine

  • The part of the book that faces you when it is properly shelved on a bookshelf.
Danish: Ryg
Dutch: Rug
French: Dos
German: Rücken
Italian: Dorso
Spanish: Lomo, lomera
Swedish: Rygg
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources