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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoulder  \Shoul"der\,  n.  [OE.  shulder,  shuldre  schutder  AS 
  sculdor  akin  to  D.  schoulder,  G.  schulter  OHG.  scultarra 
  Dan.  skulder,  Sw  skuldra.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  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.  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. 
  Then  by  main  force  pulled  up  and  on  his  shoulders 
  bore  The  gates  of  Azza.  --Milton. 
  Adown  her  shoulders  fell  her  length  of  hair. 
  3.  Fig.:  That  which  supports  or  sustains;  support. 
  In  thy  shoulder  do  I  build  my  seat.  --Shak. 
  4.  That  which  resembles  a  human  shoulder,  as  any  protuberance 
  or  projection  from  the  body  of  a  thing 
  The  north  western  shoulder  of  the  mountain.  --Sir  W. 
  5.  The  upper  joint  of  the  fore  leg  and  adjacent  parts  of  an 
  animal,  dressed  for  market;  as  a  shoulder  of  mutton. 
  6.  (Fort.)  The  angle  of  a  bastion  included  between  the  face 
  and  flank.  See  Illust.  of  {Bastion}. 
  7.  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 
  {Shoulder  belt},  a  belt  that  passes  across  the  shoulder. 
  {Shoulder  blade}  (Anat.),  the  flat  bone  of  the  shoulder,  to 
  which  the  humerus  is  articulated;  the  scapula. 
  {Shoulder  block}  (Naut.),  a  block  with  a  projection,  or 
  shoulder,  near  the  upper  end  so  that  it  can  rest  against 
  a  spar  without  jamming  the  rope. 
  {Shoulder  clapper},  one  who  claps  another  on  the  shoulder,  or 
  who  uses  great  familiarity.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  {Shoulder  girdle}.  (Anat.)  See  {Pectoral  girdle},  under 
  {Shoulder  knot},  an  ornamental  knot  of  ribbon  or  lace  worn  on 
  the  shoulder;  a  kind  of  epaulet  or  braided  ornament  worn 
  as  part  of  a  military  uniform. 
  {Shoulder-of-mutton  sail}  (Naut.),  a  triangular  sail  carried 
  on  a  boat's  mast;  --  so  called  from  its  shape. 
  {Shoulder  slip},  dislocation  of  the  shoulder,  or  of  the 
  humerous.  --Swift. 
  {Shoulder  strap},  a  strap  worn  on  or  over  the  shoulder. 
  Specifically  (Mil.  &  Naval),  a  narrow  strap  worn  on  the 
  shoulder  of  a  commissioned  officer,  indicating,  by  a 
  suitable  device,  the  rank  he  holds  in  the  service.  See 
  Illust.  in  App. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoulder  \Shoul"der\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shouldered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Shouldering}.] 
  1.  To  push  or  thrust  with  the  shoulder;  to  push  with 
  violence;  to  jostle. 
  As  they  the  earth  would  shoulder  from  her  seat. 
  Around  her  numberless  the  rabble  flowed,  Shouldering 
  each  other  crowding  for  a  view.  --Rowe. 
  2.  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. 
  As  if  Hercules  Or  burly  Atlas  shouldered  up  their 
  state.  --Marston. 
  {Right  shoulder  arms}  (Mil.),  a  position  in  the  Manual  of 
  Arms  which  the  piece  is  placed  on  the  right  shoulder,  with 
  the  lock  plate  up  and  the  muzzle  elevated  and  inclined  to 
  the  left  and  held  as  in  the  illustration. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoulder  \Shoul"der\,  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 
  A  yoke  of  the  great  sulky  white  bullocks  .  .  .  came 
  shouldering  along  together.  --Kipling. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Girdle  \Gir"dle\,  n.  [OE.  gurdel,  girdel,  AS  gyrdel  fr 
  gyrdan  akin  to  D.  gordel,  G.  g["u]rtel,  Icel.  gyr?ill.  See 
  {Gird},  v.  t.,  to  encircle,  and  cf  {Girth},  n.] 
  1.  That  which  girds,  encircles,  or  incloses;  a  circumference; 
  a  belt;  esp.,  a  belt,  sash,  or  article  of  dress  encircling 
  the  body  usually  at  the  waist;  a  cestus. 
  Within  the  girdle  of  these  walls.  --Shak. 
  Their  breasts  girded  with  golden  girdles.  --Rev.  xv 
  2.  The  zodiac;  also  the  equator.  [Poetic]  --Bacon. 
  From  the  world's  girdle  to  the  frozen  pole. 
  That  gems  the  starry  girdle  of  the  year.  --Campbell. 
  3.  (Jewelry)  The  line  ofgreatest  circumference  of  a 
  brilliant-cut  diamond,  at  which  it  is  grasped  by  the 
  setting.  See  Illust.  of  {Brilliant}.  --Knight. 
  4.  (Mining)  A  thin  bed  or  stratum  of  stone.  --Raymond. 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  clitellus  of  an  earthworm. 
  {Girdle  bone}  (Anat.),  the  sphenethmoid.  See  under 
  {Girdle  wheel},  a  spinning  wheel. 
  {Sea  girdle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  ctenophore.  See  {Venus's  girdle}, 
  under  {Venus}. 
  {Shoulder},  {Pectoral},  &  {Pelvic},  {girdle}.  (Anat.)  See 
  under  {Pectoral},  and  {Pelvic}. 
  {To  have  under  the  girdle},  to  have  bound  to  one  that  is  in 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  part  of  the  body  between  the  neck  and  the  upper  arm 
  2:  a  cut  of  beef  from  the  shoulder  of  the  animal 
  3:  a  ball-and-socket  joint  between  the  head  of  the  humerus  and 
  a  cavity  of  the  scapula  [syn:  {shoulder  joint},  {articulatio 
  4:  strip  of  unpaved  land  along  the  side  of  a  road 
  v  1:  lift  onto  one's  shoulders 
  2:  push  with  the  shoulders;  "He  shouldered  his  way  into  the 
  3:  carry  a  burden,  either  real  or  metaphoric;  "shoulder  the 

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