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Noun: shoulder  shówl-du(r)
  1. The part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  2. A cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg
  3. A ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
    - shoulder joint, articulatio humeri
  4. The part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder
    "an ornamental gold braid on the shoulder of his uniform"
  5. A narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
    "the car pulled off onto the shoulder";
    - berm
Verb: shoulder  shówl-du(r)
  1. Lift onto one's shoulders
  2. Push with the shoulders
    "He shouldered his way into the crowd"
  3. Carry a burden, either real or metaphoric
    "shoulder the burden"

Derived forms: shoulders, shouldering, shouldered

Type of: articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, body part, bring up, carry, cloth covering, cotyloid joint, cut, cut of meat, edge, elevate, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, get up, lift, raise, spheroid joint, thrust, transport

Part of: body, chuck, chuck steak, garment, road, route, torso, trunk

Encyclopedia: Shoulder, cheeks and maw