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noun
  1. 1
    one of the two parts of your body between your neck and the top of your arms

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    1. a.
      the part of a shirt, jacket, or other piece of clothing that covers your shoulder

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  2. 2
    the area of ground at the side of a road, where cars can stop if they need to

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  3. 3
    the upper part of the front leg of an animal, or meat from this part

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  4. 4
    the part of a hill where it curves toward the top

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