Definitions of shoulder

n a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula

articulatio humeri, shoulder joint
Type of:
articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint
a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone

n the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm

Type of:
body part
any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

n a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

Type of:
cut, cut of meat
a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass

n the part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder

“an ornamental gold braid on the shoulder of his uniform”
Type of:
cloth covering
a covering made of cloth

n a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road

“the car pulled off onto the shoulder
hard shoulder
a paved strip beside a motorway (for stopping in emergencies)
Type of:
the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

v lift onto one's shoulders

Type of:
bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
raise from a lower to a higher position

v carry a burden, either real or metaphoric

shoulder the burden”
Type of:
carry, transport
move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

v push with the shoulders

“He shouldered his way into the crowd”
Type of:
push forcefully

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