from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Either of a pair of protective pads worn over the shoulders, usually attached to each other as a unit and extending over the upper back and chest, in contact sports, such as football and hockey.
- noun Either of a pair of padded inserts worn under or fitted into a garment to make the shoulders look broader or straighter.
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- noun a type of
paddingsometimes used in clothingto give the wearer the illusionof less sloping shoulders.
- noun a piece of
protective equipmentused in American and Canadian football.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun protective garment consisting of a hard rounded pad worn by football players to protect their shoulders
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