clavicle

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Borrowing from Middle French clavicule, from Latin clāvicula (a small key), diminutive of clāvis (a key).

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clavicle (plural clavicles)

  1. (anatomy) The collarbone; the prominent bone at the top of the chest between the shoulder and the neck connecting the shoulder and the breastbone.
    Synonym: collarbone
    • 2022 June 28, Hutchinson, Cassidy, Secret Service officials: Agents willing to dispute Trump SUV incident under oath[1], CNN, 0:47 from the start:
      Mr. Trump then used his free hand to lunge towards Bobby Engel, and, when Mr. Ornato had recounted the story to me, he had motioned towards his clavicles.
    • 2022, Ling Ma, “Yeti Lovemaking”, in Bliss Montage, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, →ISBN:
      And you worked a lot too. You were thin from biking around all day; your protruding clavicles collected rainwater.

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