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

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Recent Examples on the Web Nixon missed most of this season after dislocating his collarbone in the first half the team’s season opener against Georgia Tech Sept. 16. Matt Murschel,, "UCF’s Tre Nixon, Greg McCrae declare for 2021 NFL draft," 29 Dec. 2020 So did the swollen lymph nodes under her chin and a lump that developed above her collarbone. cleveland, "Diagnosed with a rare cancer, WEWS reporter Olivia Fecteau ‘humbled’ by outpouring of support from colleagues, community," 10 Dec. 2020 Bailey, who broke his collarbone the fifth week of the season and only returned the opening week of the playoffs, threw for 426 yards and four touchdowns – all to Hunter Oglen – in the 39-21 second-win win over Oneonta. al, "Tanner Bailey’s 6 TDs lead No. 3 Gordo to 48-13 victory over West Limestone," 20 Nov. 2020 Brazil only had two returning players on defense, and had a wide receiver break his collarbone and a quarterback with a hurt thumb before the Hawks, now 2-1, even played a game. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Flower Mound Marcus the early 6-6A team to beat, but 2019 runner-up Hebron wants to be in the thick of things," 26 Oct. 2020 Florida State quarterback Chubba Purdy, who has emerged as a strong offensive spark for the Seminoles during the past month and started one game, had season-ending surgery to address a lingering collarbone injury. Iliana Limón Romero,, "FSU QB Chubba Purdy out for season, Jordan Travis to start," 18 Nov. 2020 Undrafted rookie running back JaMycal Hasty suffered a broken collarbone in the fourth quarter that will end his season. Eric Branch,, "49ers’ Javon Kinlaw breaks out; Brandon Aiyuk will be considered for new role," 15 Nov. 2020 Averett suffered what coach John Harbaugh described as a shoulder or collarbone injury Sunday and will miss to five six weeks. Jonas Shaffer,, "Ravens DT Brandon Williams activated off reserve/COVID-19 list; CB Anthony Averett to IR," 22 Oct. 2020 Schutte was in line to be the No. 2 quarterback behind Elijah Parish last season but suffered a broken collarbone in a preseason scrimmage. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "What to know as powerhouses Male and Trinity renew their football rivalry Friday," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of collarbone

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Collarbone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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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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