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shoulder blade

n.

shoulder blade

n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for scapula

scap•u•la

(ˈskæp yə lə)

n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˌli)
1. either of two flat triangular bones each forming the back part of a shoulder; shoulder blade.
2. a dorsal bone of the pectoral girdle.
[1570–80; < Latin: shoulder]

shoul·der blade

(shōl′dər)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoulder blade - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beingsshoulder blade - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
glenoid cavity, glenoid fossa - the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
acromial process, acromion - the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
articulatio humeri, shoulder joint, shoulder - a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
endoskeleton - the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)

shoulder blade

noun
Related words
technical name scapula
Translations
lopatka
skulderblad
lapaluu
lopatica
肩甲骨
견갑골
skulderblad
หัวไหล่
xương vai

shoulder blade

nscapola

shoulder blade

لَوْحُ الكَتِف lopatka skulderblad Schulterblatt ωμοπλάτη omóplato lapaluu omoplate lopatica scapola 肩甲骨 견갑골 schouderblad skulderblad łopatka omoplata лопатка skulderblad หัวไหล่ kürek kemiği xương vai 肩胛
References in classic literature ?
"Well, for instance, when I left her to-day, she put her arms around me and felt my shoulder blades, to see if my wings were strong, she said.
It was noticed that his spinal column was crooked, his head seated on his shoulder blades, and that one leg was shorter than the other.
Pfuel was short and very thin but broad-boned, of coarse, robust build, broad in the hips, and with prominent shoulder blades. His face was much wrinkled and his eyes deep set.
The long white ridge of his spine, with the huge, prominent shoulder blades and jutting ribs and vertebrae, was bare, and Marya Nikolaevna and the waiter were struggling with the sleeve of the night shirt, and could not get the long, limp arm into it.
Death about to thrust him between the shoulder blades was far more dreadful than death about to smite him between the eyes.
Her cotton handkerchief was rolled into a hard ball, and in the intervals of reaching the more difficult buttons that lay between her shoulder blades and her belt, she dabbed her wet eyes carefully, so that they should not rain salt water on the finery that had been worn at such a price.
"My shoulder blades?" he asked, shifting them painfully.
Scarce was his back turned toward the giant than the short-sword of the latter was plunged beneath his left shoulder blade, straight through his heart.
This made Antinous very angry, and he scowled at him saying, "You shall pay for this before you get clear of the court." With these words he threw a footstool at him, and hit him on the right shoulder blade near the top of his back.
Feel the muscles between your shoulder blades tighten.
If you sometimes feel pain or discomfort between your shoulder blades, your rhomboid muscles may be the culprits.
Stand behind the person choking, lean them forward, hit them between the shoulder blades five times with the heel of your hand.