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1. Either of a pair of protective pads worn over the shoulders, usually attached to each other as a unit and extending over the upper back and chest, in contact sports, such as football and hockey.
2. Either of a pair of padded inserts worn under or fitted into a garment to make the shoulders look broader or straighter.
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(Clothing & Fashion) a small pad inserted to raise or give shape to the shoulder of a garment
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|Noun||1.||shoulder pad - protective garment consisting of a hard rounded pad worn by football players to protect their shoulders|
protective garment - clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury
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