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clavicle (noun) the collarbone.

The clavicle is either of the two bones on either side of the skeleton connecting the shoulder blades with the breast bones. Without the clavicle a human being cannot stay upright, and the skeleton cannot stay erect.

  • John's clavicle had a fracture as he slipped down the stairs, and that kept him out of action for the whole football season. His team missed him a lot as he was a very good player on the wings.
  • In spite of the medical attention he received, Jim's clavicle is still out of function, and he is using his bed rest to write a book.
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