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English definition of “shoulder”

shoulder

noun (BODY PART)    /ˈʃəʊl.dər/ US  /ˈʃoʊl.dɚ/
B1 [C] one of the two parts of the body at each side of the neck that join the arms to the rest of the body: I rested my head on her shoulder. Then she put her arm round my shoulder and gave me a kiss. She glanced nervously over her shoulder to make sure no one else was listening.The human torso shoulders [plural] the top part of a person's back: He was about six feet tall with broad shoulders. "I don't know what to do about it," said Martha, shrugging her shoulders.The human torso the parts of a piece of clothing that cover the wearer's shoulders: The shoulders look a bit tight. Do you want to try a larger size? a jacket with padded shouldersParts of clothes [C] the part of a bottle that curves out below its openingContainers for liquids and gases [C] US for hard shoulderMotorways -shouldered     /-dərd/ US  /-dɚd/ suffix to be broad/narrow-shoulderedThe human torso
(Definition of shoulder noun (BODY PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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