: reaching as high as a person's shoulder
a shoulder-high wall

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web No one seemed to care much about the Black American who had helped forge Australian democracy, who had been tried for treason by the British colonial authorities and whose acquittal sparked a street celebration in Melbourne, where he was carried shoulder-high into a sea of 10,000 people. Damien Cave, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2023 The trail takes us straight into the fragrant, shoulder-high shrubs. Jayme Moye, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Mar. 2023

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“Shoulder-high.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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