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shoulder US English

The upper joint of the human arm and the part of the body between this and the neck

shoulder US Thesaurus

he shouldered the burden

shoulder-in US English

(In dressage) a movement in which the horse moves parallel to the side of the arena, with its hindquarters carried closer to the wall than its shoulders and its body curved toward the center

drop shoulder US English

A style of shoulder on a garment cut so that the seam is positioned on the upper arm rather than the shoulder

hard shoulder US English

A hardened strip alongside a motorway for stopping on in an emergency

shoulder arms US English

Hold a rifle against the side of the body, barrel upward

shoulder bag US English

A bag with a long strap that is hung over the shoulder

shoulder belt US English

A seat belt that passes over the shoulder and across the chest

shoulder-high US English

Up to or at the height of the shoulders

shoulder knot US English

A knot of ribbon, metal, or lace worn as part of ceremonial dress

shoulder pad US English

A spongy, shaped pad sewn into the shoulder of a garment to provide bulk and shape

soft shoulder US English

An unpaved strip of land at the side of a road

shoulder head New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

supplementary running head, usually of section, paragraph, or line numbers, or listing the first and last entry on a page

shoulder note New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

marginal note at the top outer corner of the page

frozen shoulder US English

The common name for adhesive capsulitis.

shoulder blade US English

Either of the large, flat, triangular bones that lie against the ribs in the upper back and provide attachments for the bone and muscles of the upper arm

shoulder charge US English

A charge made leading with the shoulder

shoulder joint US English

The joint connecting an upper limb or forelimb to the body. It is a ball-and-socket joint in which the head of the humerus fits into the socket of the scapula

shoulder-length US English

(Of hair) reaching down to the shoulders

shoulder season US English

A travel period between peak and off-peak seasons

shoulder stand US English

A gymnastic movement in which, starting from a supine position, the torso and legs are raised vertically over the head and supported on the shoulders and arms

shoulder strap US English

A narrow strip of material going over the shoulder from the front to the back of a garment

shoulder harness US English

A strap worn around or across the shoulder, specifically

shoulder holster US English

A gun holster worn under the armpit

shoulder surfing US English

The practice of spying on the user of an ATM, computer, or other electronic device in order to obtain their personal access information

shoulder to shoulder US English

Side by side

the cold shoulder US English

A show of intentional unfriendliness; rejection

off-the-shoulder US English

(Especially of a dress or blouse) not covering the shoulders

cold-shoulder someone US English

Reject or be deliberately unfriendly to someone

a chip on one's shoulder US English

A deeply ingrained grievance or feeling of resentment, often deriving from a sense of inferiority and marked by aggressive behavior

a shoulder to cry on US English

Someone who listens sympathetically to one’s problems

be looking over one's shoulder US English

Be anxious or insecure about a possible danger

put one's shoulder to the wheel US English

Set to work vigorously

shoulder arms in shoulder US English

Hold a rifle against the side of the body, barrel upward

cold-shoulder someone in cold US English

Reject or be deliberately unfriendly to someone

the cold shoulder in cold US English

A show of intentional unfriendliness; rejection

dropped shoulder in drop shoulder US English

A style of shoulder on a garment cut so that the seam is positioned on the upper arm rather than the shoulder

shoulder-charge in shoulder charge US English

Charge at (a person or obstacle) with the shoulder first

shoulder holster in shoulder harness US English

A strap worn around the shoulder and under one arm with a holster for carrying a firearm

shoulder period in shoulder season US English

A travel period between peak and off-peak seasons

a chip on one's shoulder in chip US English

A deeply ingrained grievance or feeling of resentment, often deriving from a sense of inferiority and marked by aggressive behavior

a shoulder to cry on in shoulder US English

Someone who listens sympathetically to one’s problems

shoulder to shoulder in shoulder US Thesaurus

the regiment lined up shoulder to shoulder

give the cold shoulder in shoulder US Thesaurus

ever since Deke's party, Linnie has been giving me the cold shoulder

straight from the shoulder in straight US Thesaurus

I have to tell you the truth straight from the shoulder


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