Definition of shoulder blade in English:

shoulder blade


  • Either of the large, flat triangular bones which lie against the ribs in the upper back and provide attachments for the bone and muscles of the upper arm.

    Also called scapula
    • ‘When your upper arm moves, your shoulder blade almost always has a corresponding movement.’
    • ‘The defense was hurt significantly when Butler was sidelined by a broken shoulder blade in 2001.’
    • ‘With her right shoulder blade broken in the Monday melee, she is joining the plaintiffs in the ACLU suit.’
    • ‘The team also discovered parts of a thigh bone, ribs, vertebrae, a collarbone, pelvis and shoulder blade.’
    • ‘Think of squeezing your shoulder blade toward your spine at the top, pulling your elbow as high as possible.’
    • ‘His shoulder blade hit first and forced him to tumble across the track.’
    • ‘Can you reach up past your shoulder blade that way?’
    • ‘She picked him up by his shirt and slammed him against the window frame, then punched his shoulder blade.’
    • ‘I had no idea that people were reporting I had broken my shoulder blade.’
    • ‘But because he broke his left shoulder blade in October, his health is a concern.’
    • ‘When you move your arm, how does that affect your shoulder blade?’
    • ‘The main shoulder joint is formed by the arm bone and the shoulder blade.’
    • ‘As you row, pinch your shoulder blade toward the midline of your body and slightly rotate your torso.’
    • ‘It attaches to the back of your upper arm and your shoulder blade.’
    • ‘Slinging my bag over my shoulder blade I rushed outside only to collide with some moron wearing sun glasses.’
    • ‘Draw your right shoulder blade upward and back to lift your arm slightly.’
    • ‘One worker was knocked unconscious and sustained head injuries, a broken shoulder blade and a fractured spine.’
    • ‘There's an exit wound through your shoulder blade and through your lower back.’
    • ‘He let his fingers linger, rubbing at the edge of my shoulder blade.’
    • ‘The human shoulder blade is a thin triangle of bone with a thick crest along one edge, and a shallow, concave joint surface in one corner.’


shoulder blade