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collarbone

[ kol-er-bohn ]
/ ˈkɒl ərˌboʊn /
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noun

the clavicle.

Nearby words

collar, collar button, collar cell, collar rot, collar-button abscess, collarbone, collard, collards, collared dove, collared lizard, collared peccary

Origin of collarbone

First recorded in 1605–15; collar + bone
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British Dictionary definitions for collarbone

collarbone

/ (ˈkɒləˌbəʊn) /

noun

the nontechnical name for clavicle
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Word Origin and History for collarbone

collarbone


n.

c.1500, from collar (n.) + bone (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for collarbone

collarbone

[ kŏlər-bōn′ ]

n.

clavicle
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Science definitions for collarbone

collarbone

[ kŏlər-bōn′ ]

See clavicle.
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