Definition of rotator cuff in English:

rotator cuff

Syllabification: ro·ta·tor cuff


Anatomy , chiefly North American
  • A capsule with fused tendons that supports the arm at the shoulder joint and is often subject to athletic injury.
    More example sentences
    • The rotators of the hip are like the rotator cuff of the shoulder.
    • You don't need to be a major-league fastballer to have problems with your rotator cuff - the sheath of muscle that connects your arm to your shoulder.
    • Tendinitis of the shoulder, particularly the rotator cuff, is prevalent among swimmers and athletes who perform repeated overhead motions.

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