Shoulder belt, a belt that passes across the shoulder.Shoulder blade(Anat.), the flat bone of the shoulder, to which the humerus is articulated; the scapula.Shoulder block(Naut.), a block with a projection, or shoulder, near the upper end, so that it can rest against a spar without jamming the rope.Shoulder clapper, one who claps another on the shoulder, or who uses great familiarity. [Obs.] Shak.Shoulder girdle. (Anat.) See Pectoral girdle, under Pectoral.Shoulder knot, an ornamental knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder; a kind of epaulet or braided ornament worn as part of a military uniform.Shoulder-of-mutton sail(Naut.), a triangular sail carried on a boat's mast; — so called from its shape.Shoulder slip, dislocation of the shoulder, or of the humerous. Swift.Shoulder strap, a strap worn on or over the shoulder. Specifically (Mil. & Naval), a narrow strap worn on the shoulder of a commissioned officer, indicating, by a suitable device, the rank he holds in the service. See Illust. in App.

(Shoul"der) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shouldered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shouldering.]

1. To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle.

As they the earth would shoulder from her seat.

Around her numberless the rabble flowed,
Shouldering each other, crowding for a view.

Should to Showily

(Should) imp. of Shall. [OE. sholde, shulde, scholde, schulde, AS. scolde, sceolde. See Shall.] Used as an auxiliary verb, to express a conditional or contingent act or state, or as a supposition of an actual fact; also, to express moral obligation (see Shall); e. g.: they should have come last week; if I should go; I should think you could go. "You have done that you should be sorry for." Shak.

Syn. — See Ought.

(Shoul"der) n. [OE. shulder, shuldre, schutder, AS. sculdor; akin to D. schoulder, G. schulter, OHG. scultarra, Dan. skulder, Sw. skuldra.]

1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the body or with the shoulder girdle; the projection formed by the bones and muscles about that joint.

2. The flesh and muscles connected with the shoulder joint; the upper part of the back; that part of the human frame on which it is most easy to carry a heavy burden; — often used in the plural.

Then by main force pulled up, and on his shoulders bore
The gates of Azza.

Adown her shoulders fell her length of hair.

3. Fig.: That which supports or sustains; support.

In thy shoulder do I build my seat.

4. That which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance or projection from the body of a thing.

The north western shoulder of the mountain.
Sir W. Scott.

5. The upper joint of the fore leg and adjacent parts of an animal, dressed for market; as, a shoulder of mutton.

6. (Fort.) The angle of a bastion included between the face and flank. See Illust. of Bastion.

7. An abrupt projection which forms an abutment on an object, or limits motion, etc., as the projection around a tenon at the end of a piece of timber, the part of the top of a type which projects beyond the base of the raised character, etc.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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