Definition of shoulder pad in English:

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shoulder pad

Pronunciation: /ˈSHōldər ˌpad/

noun

1A spongy, shaped pad sewn into the shoulder of a garment to provide bulk and shape.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: shoul·der pad

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