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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Collar-bonenoun

    The clavicle; the bones on each side of the neck.

    Etymology: from collar and bone.

    A page riding behind the coach, fell down, bruised his face, and broke his right collarbone. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.


  1. collar bone

    The clavicle, or collarbone, is a slender, S-shaped long bone approximately 6 inches (15 cm) long that serves as a strut between the shoulder blade and the sternum (breastbone). There are two clavicles, one on the left and one on the right. The clavicle is the only long bone in the body that lies horizontally. Together with the shoulder blade, it makes up the shoulder girdle. It is a palpable bone and, in people who have less fat in this region, the location of the bone is clearly visible. It receives its name from the Latin clavicula ("little key"), because the bone rotates along its axis like a key when the shoulder is abducted. The clavicle is the most commonly fractured bone. It can easily be fractured by impacts to the shoulder from the force of falling on outstretched arms or by a direct hit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collar bone

    the clavicle

Editors Contribution

  1. collar boneadjective

    The clavicle

    The collar bone is a vital bone in the should area.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 23, 2023  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collar bone in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collar bone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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