- the end surface or surfaces of a piece from which a tenon or tenons project.
- an inclined and raised surface, as on a joggle post, for receiving and supporting the foot of a strut or the like.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for shoulder
- to place a rifle muzzle upward on the right or left shoulder, with the buttstock in the corresponding hand.
- the command to shoulder arms.
Origin of shoulder
OTHER WORDS FROM shoulderout·shoul·der, verb (used with object)re·shoul·der, verb (used with object)un·shoul·dered, adjective
Words nearby shoulder
British Dictionary definitions for cry on someone's shoulder
- to treat someone in a cold manner; snub
- to ignore or shun someone
- side by side or close together
- in a corporate effort
Word Origin for shoulder
Medical definitions for cry on someone's shoulder
Idioms and Phrases with cry on someone's shoulder (1 of 2)
Tell one's problems to someone so as to gain sympathy or consolation, as in When James had a problem at the office he generally cried on his sister's shoulder. It is also put as a shoulder to cry on, as in When Mom came home, Jane had a shoulder to cry on. [Late 1930s]
Idioms and Phrases with cry on someone's shoulder (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with shoulder
- shoulder to shoulder
- broad shoulders
- chip on one's shoulder
- cold shoulder
- cry on someone's shoulder
- good head on one's shoulders
- head and shoulders above
- on one's shoulders
- put one's shoulder to the wheel
- rub elbows (shoulders) with
- shrug one's shoulders
- square one's shoulders
- straight from the shoulder
- weight of the world on one's shoulders