shoulder blade
noun Date: 14th century scapula

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shoulder blade — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoulder blade — n one of the two flat bones on each side of your back …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shoulder blade — shoulder ,blade noun count one of the two flat bones at the top of your back, near your shoulders …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shoulder blade — ► NOUN ▪ either of the large, flat, triangular bones which lie against the ribs in the upper back; the scapula …   English terms dictionary

  • shoulder blade — n. SCAPULA …   English World dictionary

  • shoulder blade — noun either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑scapula, ↑shoulder bone • Derivationally related forms: ↑scapular (for: ↑scapula) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shoulder blade — The familiar flat triangular bone at the back of the shoulder. Known familiarly as the wingbone or, medically, as the scapula. The word scapula (with the accent on the first syllable) is Latin. The Romans always employed the plural scapulae , the …   Medical dictionary

  • shoulder blade — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms shoulder blade : singular shoulder blade plural shoulder blades one of the two flat bones at the top of your back, near your shoulders …   English dictionary

  • shoulder blade —   Hoehoe, iwi hoehoe.    ♦ Fat or muscle on the shoulder blade, kāhā po ohiwi …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • shoulder blade — shoulder blades N COUNT Your shoulder blades are the two large, flat, triangular bones that you have in the upper part of your back, below your shoulders …   English dictionary

  • shoulder-blade — n. Shoulder bone, blade bone, omoplate, scapula …   New dictionary of synonyms

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