shoulder has definitions from the fields of zoology,anatomy,chemistry,food
[ noun ] (zoology) the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm

Used in print

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

It did n't take Captain_Chandler long to realize that he had to carry a heavy load of tradition on his shoulders as commander of Troop_H .

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

The horse walked , the reins were slack , the huckster rode with bowed shoulders , his forearms across his knees .

(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)

He patted Angelo 's thin shoulder paternally .

`` Well , that 's your business , Mr._Skyros '' , said Angie , and his dreamy eyes moved past Mr._Skyros ' shoulder to gaze vaguely out the ground_glass window .

(Harry Olesker, Impact....)

From behind , he had put his arms on her shoulders , turned her around , and pressed her to him , so close she could n't breathe .

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body_part torso armpit teres

[ verb ] push with the shoulders


"He shouldered his way into the crowd"

Used in print

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

You shoulder your way through the cluster of the curious and you barge up to the cop on the door .

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[ verb ] lift onto one's shoulders

Used in print

(Cliff Farrell, Trail of the Tattered Star....)

Shouldering the load he peered from the door .

He shouldered the blanket again , backed_off , and tossed the lantern with its open wick beneath the wagon .

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[ noun ] (chemistry,food) a cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal

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cut_of_beef chuck

[ verb ] carry a burden, either real or metaphoric


"shoulder the burden"

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[ noun ] (anatomy) a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
[ noun ] narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road



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edge hard_shoulder road