soft shoulder

soft shoulder
.soft 'shoulder
n
the edge of a road, when this edge is made of dirt rather than a hard material

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • soft shoulder — soft shoulders N COUNT: usu the N in sing On a busy road such as a freeway, the soft shoulder is the area at the side of the road where vehicles are allowed to stop in an emergency. [AM] (in BRIT, use hard shoulder) …   English dictionary

  • soft shoulder — ☆ soft shoulder n. soft ground along the edge of a highway …   English World dictionary

  • soft shoulder — the unpaved edge of a road. * * * ˌsoft ˈshoulder [soft shoulder] noun (NAmE) a strip of ground with a soft surface at the edge of a road compare ↑verge …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft shoulder — noun (C) ground at the edge of a road that is too soft to drive on compare hard shoulder …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • soft shoulder — the unpaved edge of a road. * * * …   Universalium

  • soft shoulder — noun N. Amer. an unmetalled strip of land at the side of a road …   English new terms dictionary

  • Shoulder pads (fashion) — Shoulder pads are a type of fabric covered padding used in mens and womens clothing to give the wearer the illusion of having broader, and less sloping shoulders. In men s styles, shoulder pads are often used in suits, jackets and overcoats,… …   Wikipedia

  • shoulder — shoul|der1 W2S2 [ˈʃəuldə US ˈʃouldər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(body part)¦ 2¦(clothes)¦ 3¦(meat)¦ 4 be looking over your shoulder 5 6 shoulder to shoulder 7 on somebody s shoulders 8 put your shoulder to the wheel 9¦(road side)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shoulder — /shohl deuhr/, n. 1. the part of each side of the body in humans, at the top of the trunk, extending from each side of the base of the neck to the region where the arm articulates with the trunk. 2. Usually, shoulders. these two parts together… …   Universalium

  • shoulder — 1 noun (C) 1 BODY PART one of the two parts of the body at each side of the neck where the arm is connected: Put a shawl around your shoulders in case you get cold. | shrug your shoulders (=raise them to show that you do not know something or do… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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