shoulder board
noun Date: 1942 one of a pair of broad pieces of stiffened cloth worn on the shoulders of a military uniform and carrying insignia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shoulder board — ☆ shoulder board or shoulder mark n. either of a pair of oblong pieces of stiffened cloth worn on the shoulders of certain uniforms and showing insignia of rank …   English World dictionary

  • shoulder board — noun epaulets that indicate rank • Syn: ↑shoulder mark • Hypernyms: ↑epaulet, ↑epaulette • Part Holonyms: ↑military uniform * * * noun : one of a pair of broad pieces of stiffened clot …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoulder board — U.S. Navy. one of a pair of narrow, stiff, cloth patches bearing an insignia of rank and worn on the shoulders by a commissioned officer. Also called shoulder mark. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • shoulder board — shoul′der board n. mil either of a pair of stiffened epaulets worn on the shoulders of a military officer s uniform • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • shoulder mark — noun epaulets that indicate rank • Syn: ↑shoulder board • Hypernyms: ↑epaulet, ↑epaulette • Part Holonyms: ↑military uniform * * * noun : one of a pair of nearly rectangular pieces of …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoulder — [[t]ʃo͟ʊldə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ shoulders, shouldering, shouldered 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your shoulders are between your neck and the tops of your arms. She led him to an armchair, with her arm round his shoulder... He glanced over his shoulder and saw… …   English dictionary

  • Chip on shoulder — One carries a chip on one s shoulder as a form of physical challenge, inviting opponents to knock the chip off and so provoke a fight. The concept is now metaphorical, describing people who nurse a grudge or grievance that readily provokes fury… …   Wikipedia

  • To turn a cold shoulder to — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cradle board — A cradle board is a typical North American baby carrier used to keep babies secure and comfortable and at the same time allowing the mothers freedom to work and travel. The cradleboards were attached to the mother’s back straps from the shoulder… …   Wikipedia

  • pack|board — «PAK BRD, BOHRD», noun. a backpack consisting of a rigid frame and shoulder straps, sometimes having a bottom shelf that bends out to the rear …   Useful english dictionary

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