The human shoulder is made up of three bones: the clavicle, the scapula, and the humerus as well as associated muscles, ligaments and tendons. The articulations between the bones of the shoulder make up the shoulder joints. "Shoulder joint" typically refers to the glenohumeral joint, which is the major joint of the "shoulder," but can more broadly include the acromioclavicular joint. In human anatomy, the shoulder joint comprises the part of the body where the humerus attaches to the scapula, the head sitting in the glenoid fossa. The shoulder is the group of structures in the region of the joint.

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  1. The part of an animal's body between the base of the neck and forearm socket.
    1. The part of the human torso forming a relatively horizontal surface running away from the neck.
      1. The joint between the arm and the torso, sometimes including the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
    2. A cut of meat comprised of the upper joint of the foreleg and the surrounding muscle.
    3. The portion of a garment where the shoulder is clothed.
  2. Anything forming a shape resembling a human shoulder.
  3. A shelf between two levels.
    1. A part of a road where drivers may stop in an emergency; a hard shoulder.
    2. The portion of a hill or mountain just below the peak.
      1. The lateral protrusion of a hill or mountain.
    3. The angle of a bastion included between the face and flank.
    4. An abrupt projection which forms an abutment on an object, or limits motion, etc., such as the projection around a tenon at the end of a piece of timber.
  4. The flat portion of type that is below the bevelled portion that joins up with the face.
  5. The portion below the neck.
    1. The rounded portion of stringed instrument where the neck joins the body.
    2. The rounded portion of a bottle where the neck meets the body.
    3. The angled section between the neck and the main body of a cartridge.
  6. That which supports or sustains; support.


  1. To push (a person or thing) using one's shoulder.
  2. To carry (something) on one's shoulders.
  3. To bear a burden, as a financial obligation.
  4. To put (something) on one's shoulders.
  5. To accept responsibility for.
    shoulder the blame
  6. To place (something) against one's shoulders.
  7. To form a shape resembling a shoulder.
  8. To move by or as if by using one's shoulders.

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