Meaning of SHOULDER in English


■ noun

1》 the joint between the upper arm or forelimb and the main part of the body.

↘the part of a bird or insect at which the wing is attached.

2》 a part of something resembling a ~, in particular a point at which a steep slope descends from a plateau or highland area.

3》 short for hard ~ .

■ verb

1》 put (something heavy) over one's ~ or ~s to carry.

2》 take on (a burden or responsibility).

3》 push out of one's way with one's ~.


put one's ~ to the wheel set to work vigorously.

~ arms hold a rifle against the right side of the body, barrel upwards.

~ to ~ side by side or acting together.


-~ed adjective


OE sculdor , of W. Gmc origin.

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