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collarbone

Syllabification: col·lar·bone
Pronunciation: /ˈkälərˌbōn
 
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Definition of collarbone in English:

noun

Either of the pair of bones joining the breastbone to the shoulder blades. Also called clavicle.
Example sentences
  • It's not practical to cast ribs and collarbones (clavicles).
  • Areas such as collarbones, shoulders, nipples, breasts, bottom, ankles and soles of the feet need special care.
  • Clark was knocked out and had his jaw broken and his collarbone broken 10 minutes into the game.

Words that rhyme with collarbone

knuckle bone

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