- 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.
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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 shoulderoutshoulder, verb (used with object)re·shoul·der, verb (used with object)un·shoul·dered, adjective
Words nearby shoulder
How to use shoulder in a sentence
Anatoliy slapped me on the shoulder and told me he knew it all along—all I had needed to do was change my attitude.The quest to snare—and save—the world’s largest owl|Jonathan Slaght|August 28, 2020|Popular Science
Leashes that attach at the back of a dog’s shoulders only reinforce pulling, Perry says.
My shoulders, which have irked me for months, have ceased to do so.The Gym-Free Pandemic Workout: Kettlebells, Indian Clubs, Sandbags, Oh My!|Eugene Robinson|August 25, 2020|Ozy
They didn’t stand shoulder to shoulder but had separate sandboxes set up.
Todays’ POS systems offer in-built SEO tools in your point of sale system taking much of the burden off your shoulders.
So I just patted him kind-like on the shoulder and sat down.
But Liberty is always dipping his shoulder, whirling around.
“I only touched his shoulder,” the pastor told sheriffs, according to the police report.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her mother, pregnant at the time of the killing, was hit in the shoulder by a bullet from the same gun that killed her son.
According to Ibrahim, the police officers grabbed him by the shoulder and struck him in the face.In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge|Creede Newton|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I only saw the glitter of a bayonet which a Mexican thrust into his shoulder, at the very moment he was helping me up.
For a moment Joe stood behind her, silently, looking over her shoulder at the signature of Isom Chase.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Uncle David nodded, and waved his hand, as on entering the door he gave them a farewell smile over his shoulder.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Rising at once he bundled up his traps, threw the line of his small hand-sledge over his shoulder, and stepped out for home.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for 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 shoulder
Idioms and Phrases with shoulder
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