shoulder blade

plural shoulder blades

Definition of shoulder blade

: either of a pair of large, flat, triangular-shaped bones that lie above the rib cage on either side of the upper back : scapula a fractured shoulder blade He has a wing-shaped tribal tattoo between his shoulder blades.— Cliff Mehrtens … types who didn't wash and grew hair to their shoulder blades.— Curtis W. Casewit

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James plunked Matt Chapman in the shoulder blades with a 95 mph fastball. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros struggle against A's for second straight night," 11 Sep. 2019 Dillard put his knee in the center of Timpa's shoulder blades, pinning him with his body weight. Cary Aspinwall, Dallas News, "Police responded to his 911 call for help. He died. What happened to Tony Timpa?," 2 Aug. 2019 Rotate your shoulders back in and then reverse the movement, rolling slowly back down (until your shoulder blades touch the floor) with your arms slightly in front of your torso. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Why You Should Try Sit-ups With a Mini Resistance Band Around Your Wrists," 18 Apr. 2019 The creature that stepped into the room was ghoulish, insectile: a woman of indeterminate age, malnourished, her single piece of clothing (a long T-shirt printed with cartoon characters) dangling from the wire hanger of her shoulder blades. J. Robert Lennon, The New Yorker, "The Loop," 19 Aug. 2019 Baltimore closer Mychal Givens beaned Bregman between the shoulder blades with a 97 mph fastball in the ninth inning. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Alex Bregman held out of Astros-White Sox doubleheader," 13 Aug. 2019 Good Morning How to do it: Stand with feet hip-width, barbell resting on your back hands holding it just outside of your shoulder blades. Gabrielle Kassel,, "6 Exercises To Get A Bigger Butt," 6 Aug. 2019 Retract your shoulder blades and lift both hands off the floor. Rozalynn S. Frazier,, "These Chest Exercises Will Totally Transform Your Upper Body in 21 Days," 9 Aug. 2019 Over-the-Shoulder Boulder This video is an update and recap of a massive shoulder surgery, featuring a veiny lipoma on top of one woman's shoulder blade. Megan Decker,, "The 7 Biggest Dr. Pimple Popper Lipoma Extractions Ever," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of shoulder blade

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shoulder blade

: one of the two flat, triangular bones of the shoulder that are located in the upper back

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Kids Definition of shoulder blade

: the flat triangular bone of the back of the shoulder

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