col·​lar·​bone | \ ˈkä-lər-ˌbōn How to pronounce collarbone (audio) \

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Photo: Abigail Saxton for The Wall Street Journal His introduction to one-wheel riding began at age 10, when his daredevil uncle bought himself a unicycle to ride while recovering from a broken collarbone. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "Mountain Biking Is Hard—Now Try it on a Unicycle," 11 Aug. 2018 At the moment, the ends of her hair hit just below her collarbones. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Red Velvet Members Share Their Biggest Skin-Care Secrets," 7 Mar. 2019 The model was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on January 11 rocking a collarbone-skimming cut, tinted with the most perfect bubblegum shade. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Bieber Steps Out With Light Pink Hair," 13 Jan. 2019 Thanks to a broken collarbone, Rodgers only appeared in seven games this season. Khadrice Rollins,, "Report: Packers Will Name Director Of Player Personnel Brian Gutekunst Next GM," 7 Jan. 2018 When Herbert missed five games with a broken collarbone, the Ducks’ offense broke down. Andy Staples,, "Like It or Not, College Football Is Influencing the NFL," 12 July 2018 Then her husband started taking Percocet for a dislocated collarbone. Hayley Krischer, Marie Claire, "How Heroin Came for Middle-Class Moms," 20 Aug. 2018 But offensive struggles this year followed a 2017 season in which Rodgers broke his right collarbone and the team missed the postseason. Genaro C. Armas, The Seattle Times, "Packers president Murphy to hire next coach, GM involved," 4 Dec. 2018 Dust the product along your collarbone à la Rihanna, for a little extra seasonal glow. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Fenty Beauty Has Relaunched Its Iconic Body Lava," 21 Nov. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of collarbone

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


col·​lar·​bone | \ ˈkä-lər-ˌbōn How to pronounce collarbone (audio) \

Kids Definition of collarbone

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


col·​lar·​bone | \ ˈkäl-ər-ˌbōn, ˌkäl-ər-ˈ How to pronounce collarbone (audio) \

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