Shouldering
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. [1913 Webster]

As they the earth would shoulder from her seat. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Around her numberless the rabble flowed, Shouldering each other, crowding for a view. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

As if Hercules Or burly Atlas shouldered up their state. --Marston. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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