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 shoulder shoulder

noun

  • ( ) the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm  ( shoulder )
    the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  • a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road  ( berm, shoulder )
    a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
     the car pulled off onto the shoulder
    the car pulled off onto the shoulder
  • the part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder  ( shoulder )
    the part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder
     an ornamental gold braid on the shoulder of his uniform
    an ornamental gold braid on the shoulder of his uniform
  • a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula  ( articulatio humeri, shoulder, shoulder joint )
    a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
  • a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg  ( shoulder )
    a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg
  • verb

  • ( ) push with the shoulders  ( shoulder )
    push with the shoulders
     He shouldered his way into the crowd
    He shouldered his way into the crowd
  • ( ) lift onto one's shoulders  ( shoulder )
    lift onto one's shoulders
  • carry a burden, either real or metaphoric  ( shoulder )
    carry a burden, either real or metaphoric
     shoulder the burden
    shoulder the burden


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