collarbone collarbone, Collar bone Col"lar bone` (Anat.) The clavicle, a bone linking the scapula and sternum. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • collarbone — c.1500, from COLLAR (Cf. collar) + BONE (Cf. bone) …   Etymology dictionary

  • collarbone — ► NOUN ▪ either of the pair of bones joining the breastbone to the shoulder blades; the clavicle …   English terms dictionary

  • collarbone — [käl′ərbōn΄] n. CLAVICLE …   English World dictionary

  • Collarbone — A horizontal bone above the first rib that makes up the front part of the shoulder. The collarbone, also called the clavicle, links the sternum, or breastbone, with the scapula, a triangular bone in the back of the shoulder. The collarbone ends… …   Medical dictionary

  • collarbone — UK [ˈkɒlə(r)ˌbəʊn] / US [ˈkɑlərˌboʊn] noun [countable] Word forms collarbone : singular collarbone plural collarbones one of the pair of bones that go across the top of your chest from your shoulder to the bottom of your neck …   English dictionary

  • collarbone — col|lar|bone [ˈkɔləbəun US ˈka:lərboun] n ↑backbone, ↑breastbone, ↑collarbone, ↑kneecap, ↑pelvis, ↑skull, ↑spine, ↑rib one of the pair of bones that go from the bottom part of your neck to your shoulders …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • collarbone — [[t]kɒ̱lə(r)boʊn[/t]] collarbones N COUNT Your collarbones are the two long bones which run from throat to your shoulders. Harold had a broken collarbone. (in BRIT, also use collar bone) …   English dictionary

  • collarbone —   Iwilei; kau (depression near collarbone) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • collarbone — noun Date: 15th century clavicle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • collarbone — /kol euhr bohn /, n. the clavicle. [1605 15; COLLAR + BONE] * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”