What is shoulder?

  • (noun): A cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal.
    See also — Additional definitions below


The human shoulder is made up of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone) as well as associated muscles, ligaments and tendons. The articulations between the bones of the shoulder make up the shoulder joints. The major joint of the shoulder is the glenohumeral joint, which "shoulder joint" generally refers to. In human anatomy, the shoulder joint comprises the part of the body where the humerus attaches to the scapula, the head sitting in the glenoid fossa. The shoulder is the group of structures in the region of the joint.

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Canadian Silver Dollar - Varieties - No Shoulder Fold Obverse
... Said obverses are commonly identified as the No Shoulder Fold and the Shoulder Fold ... The centre portion of the effigy was to feature two lines on the shoulder ... As these lines did not appear very well, it was commonly termed the No Shoulder Strap by many collectors ...
Shoulder - Additional Images
... The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula Instrumented shoulder endoprosthesis, with a 9-channel telemetry transmitter to measure six load components in vivo ...
Beverly Kenney - Death and Legacy
... Kenney material Snuggled on Your Shoulder (2006), Lonely and Blue (2007), and What Is There To Say? (2009) ... This first in the series, Snuggled on Your Shoulder, was reissued by Cellar Door Records in 2010 it features the SSJ Records release in its entirety plus bonus tracks from a recently ... One track from Snuggled On Your Shoulder, "Tea For Two", was released on the Vintage music compilation, This is Vintage Now (2011) ...
Shoulder Mark
... A shoulder mark, also called a shoulder board, shoulder loop, shoulder slide, rank slide, shoulder strep, epaulette sleeve, or an epaulette, is a flat cloth sleeve worn on the shoulder strap of a uniform ... Sources disagree as to whether a shoulder board and an epaulette are the same thing ...
Shoulder Pads
... Shoulder pads are a piece of protective equipment used in many contact sports such as American football, Canadian football, lacrosse and hockey ... Most modern shoulder pads consist of a shock absorbing foam material with a hard plastic outer covering ... Shoulder pads are fitted to an adult football player by measuring across the player's back from shoulder blade to shoulder blade with a soft cloth tape measure and then adding 1/2 inch ...

More definitions of "shoulder":

  • (verb): Carry a burden, either real or metaphoric.
    Example: "Shoulder the burden"
  • (noun): The part of the body between the neck and the upper arm.
  • (verb): Lift onto one's shoulders.
  • (noun): Narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road.
    Synonyms: berm
  • (verb): Push with the shoulders.
    Example: "He shouldered his way into the crowd"

Famous quotes containing the word shoulder:

    I positively like the sense, when I dine out, and stoop to rescue a falling handkerchief, that I am not going to rub my shoulder against a heart. What are hearts doing on sleeves?
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    Why am I so determined to put the shoulder where it belongs? Women have very round shoulders that push forward slightly; this touches me and I say: “One must not hide that!” Then someone tells you: “The shoulder is on the back.” I’ve never seen women with shoulders on their backs.
    Coco Chanel (1883–1971)

    Jesus tapped me on the shoulder and said, Bob, why are you resisting me? I said, I’m not resisting you! He said, You gonna follow me? I said, I’ve never thought about that before! He said, When you’re not following me, you’re resisting me.
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941)