What does piggyback mean?

Definitions for piggybackˈpɪg iˌbæk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word piggyback.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. piggyback(verb)

    the act of carrying something piggyback

  2. piggyback(verb)

    ride on someone's shoulders or back

  3. piggyback(verb)

    haul truck trailers loaded with commodities on railroad cars

  4. piggyback(verb)

    haul by railroad car

  5. piggyback(verb)

    support on the back and shoulders

    "He piggybacked her child so she could see the show"

  6. piggyback(adverb)

    bring into alignment with

    "an amendment to piggyback the current law"

  7. piggyback, pickaback, pig-a-back(adverb)

    on a railroad flatcar

    "the trailer rode piggyback across the country"

  8. piggyback, pickaback, pig-a-back(adverb)

    on the back or shoulder or astraddle on the hip

    "she carried her child piggyback"


  1. piggyback(Verb)

    To attach or append something to another (usually larger) object or event.

  2. piggyback(Verb)

    To obtain a wireless internet connection by bringing one's own computer within the range of another's wireless connection without that subscriber's permission or knowledge.

  3. piggyback(Verb)

    Utilizing last mile wiring (not wireless slang) rented from a larger owner ISP by a smaller ISP, last milers are obligated to sell to competitors in places like Canada.

  4. piggyback(Adverb)

    On somebody's back or shoulders.

    to ride piggyback

  5. piggyback(Adjective)

    On somebody's back or shoulders.

    to ride piggyback

  6. Origin: A corruption of pickaback, itself a corruption of pick-pack, like a pack.


  1. Piggyback

    Piggyback transportation is transportation of goods where one transportation unit is carried on the back of something else - it is a specialised form of intermodal transportation and of combined transport.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piggyback in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piggyback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Swart:

    Entrepreneurs need to understand that they cannot discuss the specifics of their crowdfunding campaign through social media. Most don’t understand this distinction. While all other forms of crowdfunding piggyback on social media -- this one does not, they are specifically forbidden from hyping or promoting any detail of the offering aside from communication to investor on the intermediary platform.

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