pectoral muscle


Definition of pectoral muscle

: any of the muscles which connect the ventral walls of the chest with the bones of the upper arm and shoulder and of which there are two on each side of the human body

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Recent Examples on the Web Marucci also chatted with the 49ers training staff about the way Alexander was able to recover from a torn pectoral muscle in time for the playoff run. Luke Johnson,, "Saints did their homework before adding Kwon Alexander, and he's passed the test so far," 14 Nov. 2020 Chicago Bears left guard James Daniels is done for the season after tearing his pectoral muscle in Thursday’s 20-19 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL Network reported. Colleen Kane,, "Bears left guard James Daniels reportedly is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle," 9 Oct. 2020 In his return from a torn pectoral muscle, Dumba had rough stretches defensively and didn’t come close to his offensive targets. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, "Who's staying, who's leaving: Wild beat writer Sarah McLellan breaks down the roster," 11 Aug. 2020 Jones, who has had two torn pectoral muscles, showed the type of athleticism and defensive presence the Warriors need. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, "Grading every Warriors draft pick in Joe Lacob Era," 20 June 2019 In the eighth game of 2019, the former Pro Bowler suffered a torn pectoral muscle, a potentially season-ending setback. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Are the 49ers trying to trade 3 former Alabama prep standouts?," 21 Apr. 2020 Kansas City was looking to fill a void in its pass rush after defensive end Alex Okafor suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Sunday's win over the Denver Broncos. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, "Kansas City Chiefs claim Terrell Suggs off waivers," 17 Dec. 2019 Bears coach Matt Nagy said Smith suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the win and will go on season-ending injured reserve., "Adam Vinatieri," 11 Dec. 2019 McGovern missed the season because of a pectoral muscle injury. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, "Cowboys position preview: While the offensive line is a strength for Dallas, there is still room for improvement," 22 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of pectoral muscle

1615, in the meaning defined above

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“Pectoral muscle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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