- the scapula.
Origin of shoulder blade
Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
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Examples from the Web for shoulder blade
Stab down in the soft between the neck and the shoulder-blade.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The Prophet asked for the shoulder-blade on which the verse was written.The Faith of Islam
And then she set about cooking a meal, with a shoulder-blade for a lamp, and another for a pot.Eskimo Folktales
The sword-edge swerved on his shoulder-blade, or he must have been disabled.The Short Works of George Meredith
Close to the human bones lay the tusk and the shoulder-blade of a Mammoth.Prehistoric Man
W. L. H. Duckworth
- the nontechnical name for scapula
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