noun, U.S. Navy.
one of a pair of narrow, stiff, cloth patches bearing an insignia of rank and worn on the shoulders by a commissioned officer.
noun 1. pectoral girdle (def 2). shoulder girdle n. The pectoral girdle, especially of a human.
- Shoulder-hand syndrome
shoulder-hand syndrome n. See brachial plexus neuropathy.
noun 1. the part of a seat belt that goes over the shoulder and diagonally across the chest.
noun 1. a knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder, as by men of fashion in the 17th and 18th centuries, by servants in livery, or by women or children. 2. one of a pair of detachable ceremonial ornaments consisting of braided cord, worn on the shoulders by a commissioned officer.