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Shoulder meaning

shoulder - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. narrow edge of land ( usually unpaved) along the side of a road
  2. 2. To push with the shoulder; to make one's way, as through a crowd, by using the shoulders; to move swaying the shoulders from side to side.
  3. 3. Fig.: That which supports or sustains; support.
  4. 4. That which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance or projection from the body of a thing.
  5. 5. The angle of a bastion included between the face and flank. See Illust. of Bastion.
  6. 6. An abrupt projection which forms an abutment on an object, or limits motion, etc., as the projection around a tenon at the end of a piece of timber, the part of the top of a type which projects beyond the base of the raised character, etc.
  7. 7. To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle.
  8. 8. To take upon the shoulder or shoulders; as, to shoulder a basket; hence, to assume the burden or responsibility of; as, to shoulder blame; to shoulder a debt.
  9. 9. Joint connecting the arm or fore- leg with the body.
  10. 10. To push with the shoulder; take upon the shoulder.

shoulder - examples of usage

  1. They had to take Lindau's arm off near the shoulder. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. " Eat it," said Ruth over her shoulder. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Head turned back on the shoulder. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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