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Part of speech: Noun

The projecting part of the human body between the neck and the place where the arm joins the trunk; in animals, the fore quarter; that which resembles a shoulder; a prominence.

Part of speech: Verb

To take upon the shoulder; assume the responsibility of; as, to shoulder a burden; to push with, or as with, the shoulders; as, to shoulder one's way.

Part of speech: Verb

To push or make one's way by using the shoulders.

Usage examples "shoulder":
  • Solomin touched him on the shoulder. - "Virgin Soil", Ivan S. Turgenev.
  • I struck him on the shoulder. - "In the Day of Adversity", John Bloundelle-Burton.
  • Why his hands were right on my shoulder all the while. - "The Go Ahead Boys and the Mysterious Old House", Ross Kay.