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Definition of Shoulder


  1. 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.
  2. The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the body or with the shoulder girdle; the projection formed by the bones and muscles about that joint.
  3. The flesh and muscles connected with the shoulder joint; the upper part of the back; that part of the human frame on which it is most easy to carry a heavy burden; -- often used in the plural.
  4. Fig.: That which supports or sustains; support.
  5. That which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance or projection from the body of a thing.
  6. The upper joint of the fore leg and adjacent parts of an animal, dressed for market; as, a shoulder of mutton.
  7. The angle of a bastion included between the face and flank. See Illust. of Bastion.
  8. 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.
  9. To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle.
  10. 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.
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Shoulder Translations

shoulder in Afrikaans is skouer
shoulder in Danish is skulder
shoulder in Dutch is schouder
shoulder in Finnish is hartia
shoulder in German is Schulter, Schulter {f}, Achsel {f}
shoulder in Italian is spalla
shoulder in Latin is umerus humerus
shoulder in Norwegian is skulder
shoulder in Portuguese is ombro
shoulder in Spanish is hombro
shoulder in Swedish is axel, bog, skuldra