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Definition of "shoulder" []

  • The joint connecting the arm with the torso. (noun)
  • The part of the human body between the neck and upper arm. (noun)
  • The joint of a vertebrate animal that connects the forelimb to the trunk. (noun)
  • The part of an animal near this joint. (noun)
  • The part of a bird's wing between the wrist and the trunk. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shoulder" in a sentence
  • "Behind the shoulder is the most ethical, and makes the most sense."
  • "I have this image in my mind of a person looking at this book in the store and in the background behind their shoulder is a group the size of the Verizon support team saying “Can you buy me now?” on 02 Dec 2009 at 3: 39 pm lunch hour links for writers – 12/2/09 « helluo librorum"
  • "The arm bone near the shoulder is the second most common place for this cancer to start, but it can start in other bones as well."