Definition of shoulder charge in English:

shoulder charge

Line breaks: shoul|der charge


  • A charge made leading with the shoulder.
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    • A Lions' player ran into his own man and the touch judge erroneously cited Gareth for a shoulder charge.
    • Meissner gets a yellow card for a bone-crunching shoulder charge on Capucho.
    • An aggressive Conlon managed to win the ball from the dallying Hobson with a good old fashioned shoulder charge.


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  • (shoulder-charge) [with object] Charge at (a person or obstacle) with the shoulder first: she shoulder-charged the door, and found herself in a moonlit room
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    • And in the second half they made the Springboks look like ants trying to shoulder-charge a wall.
    • There was none of the dainty physical frailty usually associated with small wingers as he robustly shoulder-charged Thomas Flogel during one early tussle for possession.
    • But the Jones were undeterred and with the help of fellow eye-witness David Storey, who shoulder-charged the burglar kept hold of him until police arrived.

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