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round-shouldered

[ round-shohl-derd, -shohl- ]
/ ˈraʊndˈʃoʊl dərd, -ˌʃoʊl- /
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adjective
having the shoulders bent forward, giving a rounded form to the upper part of the back.
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Origin of round-shouldered

First recorded in 1580–90
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British Dictionary definitions for round-shouldered

round-shouldered

adjective
denoting a faulty posture characterized by drooping shoulders and a slight forward bending of the back
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Medical definitions for round-shouldered

round-shouldered

adj.
Having the shoulders and upper back rounded.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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