shoulder

[ shohl-der ]
/ ˈʃoʊl dər /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to push with or as if with the shoulder: to shoulder through a crowd.

Idioms for shoulder

Origin of shoulder

before 900; (noun) Middle English sholder, s(c)hulder, Old English sculdor; cognate with Dutch schouder, German Schulter; (v.) Middle English shulderen, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM shoulder

out·shoul·der, verb (used with object)re·shoul·der, verb (used with object)un·shoul·dered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shoulder

shoulder
/ (ˈʃəʊldə) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for shoulder

Old English sculdor; related to Old High German sculterra
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Medical definitions for shoulder

shoulder
[ shōldər ]

n.

The joint connecting the arm with the torso.
The part of the human body between the neck and upper arm.
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Idioms and Phrases with shoulder

shoulder

In addition to the idiom beginning with shoulder

  • shoulder to shoulder

also see:

  • 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
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