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shoulder

shoulder - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shoulder

Definition
(noun) the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
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(noun) a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg
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(noun) a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
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(noun) the part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder
Example Sentence
  • an ornamental gold braid on the shoulder of his uniform

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(noun) a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
Synonyms : berm
Example Sentence
  • the car pulled off onto the shoulder

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(verb) lift onto one's shoulders
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(verb) push with the shoulders
Example Sentence
  • He shouldered his way into the crowd

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(verb) carry a burden, either real or metaphoric
Example Sentence
  • shoulder the burden

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