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

Definition of collarbone

Examples of collarbone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the quarterback broke his collarbone in the first quarter of his first game with the Jaguars, lost the job to Gardner Minshew and was traded to Chicago the next season as competition for Mitch Trubisky. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, 20 May 2022 Foles barely played in Jacksonville after breaking his collarbone in the season opener. Michael Marot, Chicago Tribune, 23 May 2022 The complaint listed particular bruises and the broken collarbone and concludes such conditions do not occur in nonmobile infants absent some abuse. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 May 2022 After the event, Heard said Depp became angry with Heard, shoved her and grabbed her by the collarbone in their hotel room. Christi Carrasstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2022 The second victim, a 24-year-old male, was stabbed once on the left collarbone. Ginger Adams Otis, WSJ, 13 Mar. 2022 This elegant silhouette punctuates the collarbone while creating a linear line that feels like a step above the ubiquitous scoop neck. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 21 Feb. 2022 This one by Cos has the same heavy cotton as the oversized long-sleeve in its capsule wardrobe, but a slimmer fit through the torso and a collarbone-skimming neckline. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 Apr. 2022 Collin also has a pair of noticeable tattoos: a snake and a blue Pokémon on his collarbone, authorities say. Tristan Balagtas,, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of collarbone

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of collarbone was in the 15th century

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27 Jun 2022

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“Collarbone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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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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