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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The flat part of the skeleton that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs.

Usage examples (35)
  • Moreover, its breastbone is too small to support the huge pectoral muscles a bird this size would need to fly.
  • I think of my mother and her breastbone snapped back.
  • She wears a diamond cross that covers her breastbone.
  • -- "At the back to my spine; in front to my breastbone." for more
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