shouldering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

shouldering

  1. Present participle of shoulder.

Noun[edit]

shouldering (plural shoulderings)

  1. The act of pushing or barging with the shoulder.
    • Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations
      Our whole force was mustered and kept constantly on the alert; but, though there may have been something of discourtesy in the occasional shoulderings and hustlings that enforced the police of the ship, things went on good-humouredly.
    • 2005, Jeff Mann, Loving Mountains, Loving Men
      [] at the Jefferson Memorial or the Statue of Liberty, amid the noisy presence and restless shoulderings of other tourists.
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