collarbone

noun col·lar·bone \ ˈkä-lər-ˌbōn \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

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First Known Use of collarbone

15th century

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COLLARBONE Defined for English Language Learners

collarbone

Definition of collarbone for English Language Learners

  • : a bone that connects the shoulder to the base of the neck


COLLARBONE Defined for Kids

collarbone

noun col·lar·bone \ ˈkä-lər-ˌbōn \

Definition of collarbone for Students

: a bone of the shoulder joined to the breastbone and the shoulder blade

Medical Dictionary

collarbone

noun col·lar·bone \ ˈkäl-ər-ˌbōn, ˌkäl-ər-ˈ \

medical Definition of collarbone



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