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

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The speedy receiver broke his collarbone against Jacksonville. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, "Live updates: Raiders fade, fall to Chiefs 28-10," 15 Sep. 2019 Devin Funchess, who signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts in the offseason, suffered a broken collarbone in Sunday's overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, coach Frank Reich said Monday. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Colts receiver Devin Funchess to go on IR with clavicle injury, expected to return," 9 Sep. 2019 According to her sister, Weiss suffered a broken left collarbone, and fractures to her right tibia and left fibula., "Janet Weiss’ sister starts GoFundMe for the former Sleater-Kinney drummer after serious car accident," 27 Aug. 2019 Hill suffered a collarbone injury that’s expected to sideline him 4-6 weeks. oregonlive, "Patrick Mahomes throws 4 TDs in second quarter to power Kansas City past the Oakland Raiders: Recap, score, stats and more," 15 Sep. 2019 In 2017, Anthony Barr of the Minnesota Vikings drove Rodgers to the turf, resulting in another collarbone injury in October, and this one didn’t have a happy ending. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These are the Wisconsin sports injuries that still haunt us," 11 Sep. 2019 Hill caught two passes for 16 yards and had a 5-yard run before leaving the game with a collarbone injury. Mark Inabinett |, al, "State NFL Roundup: Philip Rivers, Chargers open with OT victory," 9 Sep. 2019 Excluding a 2017 game, when Rodgers had to depart after a first-quarter hit by Barr broke his collarbone, the former MVP quarterback has been sacked 22 times in his past five games against Minnesota. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Vikings’ sacks prompt a dance party. And maybe a trademark.," 9 Sep. 2019 But his production declined last season with Rodgers sidelined much of the year by a collarbone injury. Barry Wilner, Houston Chronicle, "NFL free agency: Adrian Peterson cut; Danny Amendola (The Woodlands) headed to Miami," 14 Mar. 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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