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

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The Jacksonville Jaguars lost quarterback Nick Foles to a broken collarbone after just 10 plays in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. John Clayton, The Denver Post, "The AFC is worse than we thought, and more NFL Week 1 takeaways," 10 Sep. 2019 Tyreek Hill hurt his collarbone late in the game and is expected to miss considerable time. Albert Breer,, "Eye-Opening Weekend: Lamar Jackson, Sammy Watkins, Dak Prescott and the Pats Light It Up," 9 Sep. 2019 Truth was, Hill did not actually incur a shoulder injury but instead fell on his right shoulder and caused an injury to his collarbone. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill figures to miss significant time," 8 Sep. 2019 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

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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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