round-shouldered

adjective
round-shoul·​dered | \ ˈrau̇n(d)-ˌshōl-dərd How to pronounce round-shouldered (audio) \

Definition of round-shouldered

: having the shoulders stooping or rounded

First Known Use of round-shouldered

1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of round-shouldered was in 1586

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“Round-shouldered.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/round-shouldered. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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round-shouldered

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English Language Learners Definition of round-shouldered

: having shoulders that slope downward or forward

round-shouldered

adjective
round-shoul·​dered | \ ˈrau̇n(d)-ˈshōl-dərd How to pronounce round-shouldered (audio) \

Medical Definition of round-shouldered

: having the shoulders stooping or rounded

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