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Meaning & Definition of Shoulder in English

English

Shoulder

/ʃoʊldər/

noun

1. The part of the body between the neck and the upper arm

    synonym:
  • shoulder

2. A cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

    synonym:
  • shoulder

3. A ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula

    synonym:
  • shoulder
  • ,
  • shoulder joint
  • ,
  • articulatio humeri

4. The part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder

  • "An ornamental gold braid on the shoulder of his uniform"
    synonym:
  • shoulder

5. A narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road

  • "The car pulled off onto the shoulder"
    synonym:
  • shoulder
  • ,
  • berm

verb

1. Lift onto one's shoulders

    synonym:
  • shoulder

2. Push with the shoulders

  • "He shouldered his way into the crowd"
    synonym:
  • shoulder

3. Carry a burden, either real or metaphoric

  • "Shoulder the burden"
    synonym:
  • shoulder

Examples of using

I dislocated my shoulder.
He dislocated his shoulder.
She dislocated her shoulder.