Definition of shoulder pad in English:

shoulder pad

Syllabification: shoul·der pad


  • 1A spongy, shaped pad sewn into the shoulder of a garment to provide bulk and shape.
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    • Fine-tune the shoulder pad position in a garment.
    • He was wearing a large black cloak, with the a flag stitched onto the right shoulder pad.
    • The car went backwards and I grabbed the car seat and the shoulder pad of his jacket.
  • 1.1A hard protective pad for the shoulders used in certain sports, such as ice hockey and football.
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    • Rogers, who is returning from a broken right collarbone, wears a rubber shoulder pad during workouts as a precaution.
    • If he does participate, Rogers likely will wear a rubber shoulder pad to reduce the impact of any incidental hits.
    • The only problem is that Schulters' helmet still hasn't hit Ward's, and the replays clearly showed it was a clean hit with his shoulder pad.

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