clavicle

noun
clav·​i·​cle | \ ˈkla-vi-kəl How to pronounce clavicle (audio) \

Definition of clavicle

: a bone of the shoulder girdle typically serving to link the scapula and sternum

called also collarbone

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Other Words from clavicle

clavicular \ kla-​ˈvi-​kyə-​lər How to pronounce clavicle (audio) , klə-​ \ adjective

Examples of clavicle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The potential Heisman Trophy candidate fractured his clavicle in the game and doesn't have a timetable for his return. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, 20 Sep. 2021 After running for 219 yards and three touchdowns in the season opener, Gordon fractured his clavicle. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 2 Sep. 2021 Oliver Askew is filling in for Rinus VeeKay, who broke his clavicle in a cycling accident Monday. Arkansas Online, 20 June 2021 No skin was showing — no shoulders, no clavicle, no mid-drift. Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2021 Kirkwood twice broke his clavicle last season and was limited to one catch for 13 yards in one regular-season game. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2021 Oliver Askew is filling in for Rinus VeeKay, who broke his clavicle in a cycling accident Monday. Arkansas Online, 20 June 2021 The team said VeeKay was being treated for a clavicle injury by IndyCar's medical staff. Jenna Fryer, Star Tribune, 15 June 2021 Oliver Askew is filling in for Rinus VeeKay, who broke his clavicle in a cycling accident Monday. Arkansas Online, 20 June 2021

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First Known Use of clavicle

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clavicle

French clavicule, from New Latin clavicula, from Latin, diminutive of Latin clavis; akin to Greek kleid-, kleis key, kleiein to close

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25 Sep 2021

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“Clavicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clavicle. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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clavicle

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English Language Learners Definition of clavicle

clavicle

noun
clav·​i·​cle | \ ˈkla-vi-kəl How to pronounce clavicle (audio) \

Kids Definition of clavicle

clavicle

noun
clav·​i·​cle | \ ˈklav-i-kəl How to pronounce clavicle (audio) \

Medical Definition of clavicle

: a bone of the shoulder girdle that links the scapula and sternum, is situated just above the first rib on either side of the neck, and has the form of a narrow elongated S

called also collarbone

Other Words from clavicle

clavicular \ kla-​ˈvik-​yə-​lər, klə-​ How to pronounce clavicle (audio) \ adjective

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