Definition of shoulder blade in English:

shoulder blade

noun

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

Pronunciation

shoulder blade