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    shoulder - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shoulder

    Definition
    (noun) the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm Definition
    (noun) a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg Definition
    (noun) a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) lift onto one's shoulders Definition
    (verb) push with the shoulders
    Example Sentence
    • He shouldered his way into the crowd
    Definition
    (verb) carry a burden, either real or metaphoric
    Example Sentence
    • shoulder the burden
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