shoulder

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
shoulder

Plural
shoulders

An x-ray of a shoulder
  1. The part of the body where an arm attaches or joins.
  2. The side of the road. It can be used to stop on in emergencies.
    He stopped the car on the shoulder of the highway to change the flat tire.


Verb[change]

Plain form
shoulder

Third-person singular
shoulders

Past tense
shouldered

Past participle
shouldered

Present participle
shouldering

  1. To push something or someone out of the way using one's shoulder.
    He shouldered his way in through the crowd.
  2. To carry some weight on one's shoulders, literally or figuratively.
    The task was hard, but she shouldered it as best she could.


Parts of the body (edit)
head ears - eyes - nose - mouth - chin
torso neck - throat - shoulders - chest - ribs - abdomen - pelvis - back
internal organs heart - lungs - liver - stomach - kidneys - intestines - bladder - ovaries - uterus
extremities arms - hands - fingers - legs - feet - toes
sex organs penis - vagina - testicle - ovary