col·lar·bone | \ˈkä-lər-ˌbōn \

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On the fall 2018 runways, for example, there were below-the-knee skirts paired with up-to-the-collarbone blouses at Tibi, all manner of oversize outerwear at Balenciaga, anoraks as dresses at Dries van Noten, and long skirts over trousers at Gucci. Hoda Katebi, Glamour, "When You Wear a Turtleneck You’re Elegant; When I Wear One, I'm Oppressed," 10 May 2018 On her chest, her thin pink surgery scar stretched from the V-neck of her shirt to her collarbone. Abby Goodnough, New York Times, "Injecting Drugs Can Ruin a Heart. How Many Second Chances Should a User Get?," 29 Apr. 2018 After Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in October, Hundley had his first chance to start in the NFL, earning a 3–6 record. Jenny Vrentas,, "For Many NFL Players, Summer Doesn't Bring Much of a Break," 9 July 2018 Matt Hubler, Christopher’s younger brother, earned more playing time when Bruno suffered his collarbone injury during Johns Hopkins’ 15-13 win at Virginia on March 24. Edward Lee,, "Short-stick defensive midfield an asset in 2018 for Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse," 11 June 2018 Unfortunately for the Scots, Lizzio is out after suffering a collarbone injury in the team’s regional final win versus Belen Jesuit. Wells Dusenbury,, "State lacrosse preview: 10 things to watch for with St. Andrew's, Jupiter and American Heritage-Delray," 10 May 2018 If your dress is strapless or mini, slather on a lotion with a shimmering tint, then dust shoulders and collarbones with a bronzing powder for an extra dose of radiance. Editors, Seventeen, "50 Life-Changing Prom Beauty Tips You Haven't Heard Before," 26 Jan. 2018 Having lost Salah — scorer of 44 goals this season — to a suspected shoulder or collarbone injury in the first half, Liverpool lacked the firepower to find a way past the aristocrats of European football. Rob Harris,, "Bale's Scissor-Kick Gives Madrid 3rd Straight European Title," 26 May 2018 Vos was nursing a broken collarbone, the result of a crash two weeks prior on the Women’s Tour. Outside Online, "Marianne Vos Is the Boss," 15 May 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 \

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 \

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