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

Examples of collarbone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His collarbone was detached from his breastbone while ski jumping. Dwight Garner, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2023 Brown missed his entire sophomore season after breaking his collarbone twice during practice. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 8 Oct. 2023 Gauff's yellow-gold dress has a deceptively simple column silhouette, upgraded with a cowl neckline and decorative strap across the collarbone and a daringly low back to show off her curves. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 26 Sep. 2023 Their aspect is the aspect of souls that, having seen the worst, work forever now to see it through, to see through it: a child on five who’s ceased to breathe; on ten a collarbone like cooling lava. Christian Wiman, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 The sweatshirt, of course, was artfully shredded with holes at the collarbone, shoulders and sleeves. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 29 Aug. 2023 The Patriots could use a significant jump from Thornton, who missed the first four games of his rookie season with a collarbone injury. Nicole Yang,, 28 July 2023 Braylon McReynolds suffered a broken collarbone in the season-opener vs. Tulane. Creg Stephenson |, al, 16 Sep. 2023 Diah styled this unit with a side part and bumped the ends inward, making the tips graze her collarbone. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 18 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Collarbone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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col·​lar·​bone ˈkäl-ər-ˌbōn How to pronounce collarbone (audio)

Medical Definition


col·​lar·​bone ˈkäl-ər-ˌbōn, ˌkäl-ər-ˈ How to pronounce collarbone (audio)

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