Meaning of SHOULDER in English


(BODY PART) [noun] [C] - one of the two parts of the body at each side of the neck which join the arms to the rest of the bodyI rested my head on her shoulder.Then she put her arm round my shoulder and gave me a kiss.She walked along the street with her shoulders hunched and her hands in her pockets.He couldn't take his exams because he'd dislocated his shoulder in a rugby match."I don't know what to do about it," said Martha, shrugging her shoulders."I'll see you tomorrow," said Brian, slinging his jacket over his shoulder.She glanced nervously over her shoulder to make sure no one else was listening.His team mates carried him shoulder-high (= carried him on their shoulders) through the city centre.The police are looking for a white man in his early twenties with brown eyes and shoulder-length blonde hair (= hair that touches his shoulders).The shoulder of a bottle is the part that curves out below its opening.Shoulder is [US and ANZ] for hard shoulder.See at hard (SOLID).A shoulder to cry on is someone who is willing to listen to your problems and give you sympathy, emotional support and encouragement.I wish you'd been here when my mother died and I needed a shoulder to cry on.When people are shoulder to shoulder, they are close together and next to each other.The refugees were packed shoulder to shoulder on the boat.The British fought shoulder to shoulder with the Americans during the battle.(figurative) The chairman has promised to stand shoulder to shoulder with (= to act in support of) the managing director throughout the investigation.A shoulder bag is a bag that hangs on a strap from the shoulder, esp. one used for carrying small personal items.See picture: BagsA shoulder blade (specialized scapula) is one of the two large flat triangular bones on each side of the body which are situated over the upper part of the back and which help to increase the range of movement of the arms.See picture: SkeletonShoulder pads are small pieces of a soft material that are put into the shoulders of a piece of clothing in order to raise them or improve their shape.A shoulder strap is a narrow strip of material on a bag or a piece of clothing which hangs from the wearer's shoulder and holds the bag or clothing in position.I want to buy a large rucksack with padded shoulder straps.See picture: Bags

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.