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shoulder blade

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  1. the scapula.
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Origin of shoulder blade

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
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Examples from the Web for shoulder blade

Historical Examples

  • Stab down in the soft between the neck and the shoulder-blade.


    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • The Prophet asked for the shoulder-blade on which the verse was written.

  • And then she set about cooking a meal, with a shoulder-blade for a lamp, and another for a pot.

  • The sword-edge swerved on his shoulder-blade, or he must have been disabled.

  • Close to the human bones lay the tusk and the shoulder-blade of a Mammoth.

    Prehistoric Man

    W. L. H. Duckworth

British Dictionary definitions for shoulder blade

shoulder blade

  1. the nontechnical name for scapula
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shoulder blade in Medicine

shoulder blade

  1. scapula

shoulder blade in Science

shoulder blade

  1. See scapula.
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