Definitions of shoulder
v. i. - To push with the shoulder; to make one's way, as through a crowd, by using the shoulders; to move swaying the shoulders from side to side. 2
n. - The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the body or with the shoulder girdle; the projection formed by the bones and muscles about that joint. 2
n. - The flesh and muscles connected with the shoulder joint; the upper part of the back; that part of the human frame on which it is most easy to carry a heavy burden; -- often used in the plural. 2
n. - Fig.: That which supports or sustains; support. 2
n. - That which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance or projection from the body of a thing. 2
n. - The upper joint of the fore leg and adjacent parts of an animal, dressed for market; as, a shoulder of mutton. 2
n. - The angle of a bastion included between the face and flank. See Illust. of Bastion. 2
n. - An abrupt projection which forms an abutment on an object, or limits motion, etc., as the projection around a tenon at the end of a piece of timber, the part of the top of a type which projects beyond the base of the raised character, etc. 2
v. t. - To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle. 2
v. t. - To take upon the shoulder or shoulders; as, to shoulder a basket; hence, to assume the burden or responsibility of; as, to shoulder blame; to shoulder a debt. 2
The word "shoulder" uses 8 letters: D E H L O R S U.
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