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

Examples of shoulder blade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carolina was in need of a quarterback after an MRI on Monday revealed starter Sam Darnold would miss at least four weeks with a incomplete fracture of his right shoulder blade. Steve Reed, ajc, 11 Nov. 2021 Nobody is quite sure when Vera Pratt began to believe that demons had entered her body and lodged near her right shoulder blade., 19 Oct. 2021 Police describe Eggleston as Black, with black hair, brown eyes, standing 4-feet, 11-inches tall and weighing 100 pounds, with an identifying tattoo of cherries on her left shoulder blade. Jeff Truesdell,, 10 Sep. 2021 Greene was scratched from his start at Louisville on Wednesday because of irritation in his right AC joint, which is where the collarbone connects to the shoulder blade. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 14 Aug. 2021 Other pieces in the collection included dresses with rib, shoulder blade, and upper-ab holes. Eliza Huber,, 12 July 2021 Multiple studies confirm that both head and shoulder blade position are adversely affected by poor breathing mechanics. Dana Santas, CNN, 23 June 2021 On the back of her right shoulder, close to the shoulder blade, Yovanna Guzman has a tattoo of a sun and a moon. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2021 The teenage boy, who had been stabbed in the shoulder blade and back, required surgery, police said. Tom Steele, Dallas News, 18 June 2021

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First Known Use of shoulder blade

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Shoulder blade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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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