Scapular Scap"u*lar, Scapulary Scap"u*la*ry, n. [F. scapulaire, LL. scapularium, scapulare, fr. L. scapula shoulder blade.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) (a) A loose sleeveless vestment falling in front and behind, worn by certain religious orders and devout persons. (b) The name given to two pieces of cloth worn under the ordinary garb and over the shoulders as an act of devotion. --Addis & Arnold. [1913 Webster]

2. (Surg.) A bandage passing over the shoulder to support it, or to retain another bandage in place. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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