(anatomy) The two shoulders and the upper portion of the back.
Capacity for bearing a task or blame.
"The responsibility for the job was placed on his shoulders."
Shoulders was a highly popular alternative rock band in Austin, Texas in the 1990s; occasionally they still give performances. Shoulders toured nationally and throughout Europe, and they were especially well known in France and other European countries. Their material, written almost entirely by lead singer Michael Slattery and guitarist Todd Kassens, has been called "drunken carnival music," but it was wide ranging, from hard rock to gentle ballads, from sea shanties to French cabaret music to Irish drinking songs. Slattery, an electrifying performer, is probably one of the greatest American rock poets; his songs tell stories, and they read wonderfully even without the music. They are simultaneously very dark and wildly joyous. He is also an accomplished writer of fiction, poetry, and drama. Shoulders' lineup included Slattery, who sang and played everything from a huge parade drum which he also used as a trampoline to the "harmonica, out-of-tune cornet, hideous trombone, bent tin whistle," and "free-hanging river pipe"; Kassens on the guitars; Alan Gene Williams on the drums; and Chris Black on bass, piano, and organ. They were frequently accompanied by the well-known Austin cellist John Hagen, who plays in Lyle Lovett's large band. Shoulders' first album, Trashman Shoes, rose to the top of the rock charts in France. Their second was The Fun Never Stops, which did well in Europe but never attained the success of "Trashman Shoes".
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shoulders' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2389
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shoulders' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4290
The numerical value of shoulders in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of shoulders in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
It would be reworked from the shoulders up -- the entire head, neck and shoulders, not just the face.
I was the originator of smack. Some guys rattle with smack with other guys it rolls right off their shoulders like nothing.
It was amazing. We were just stunned, and my wife was in tears, they lifted a lot of weight off my wife's shoulders by doing what they did.
London and New York remain key financial centres for the transport industry but are looking over their shoulders at Asia which is growing in importance.
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