shoulder angle

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1. A projection or break made on a piece of shaped wood, metal, or stone, where its width or thickness is suddenly changed. Also called ear, elbow.
2. The surface bordering a road, esp. where a vehicle can be parked in emergency.
3. The angle of a bastion included between the face and the flank of a fortification. Also called shoulder angle.
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The critical shoulder angle was measured as the angle between the line joining the superior and inferior glenoidal margins and the line connecting the inferior glenoidal margin to the lateral-most aspect of the acromion (Fig.
During reach and retrieval with gravity compensation, all subjects showed less elbow extension and, in eight subjects, a decrease in shoulder angle and/or plane of elevation.
These indicate that men tended to have slightly less shoulder angle abduction and elbow flexion than did women for these reaches, especially toward the latter phase of the reach motions.
Its 25-degree shoulder angle is steeper than most of its contemporaries, contributing to the ageless appearance.
Ackley reduced the original cartridge's body taper and changed the shoulder angle to 40 degrees, which allowed for greater case capacity.
Taking the basic SOCOM case, Wilson pushed the shoulder forward 0.030" while maintaining the same shoulder angle. The results were twofold.
has a longer case, a shoulder that is slightly farther forward and a shallow, 2 5-degree shoulder angle that puts the neck/shoulder junction much farther from the case head than the .30 Nosier.
Remington changed the shoulder angle from 15 to 20 degrees.
The case length is 2.035 inches, and the shoulder angle is 30 degrees.
They shared the same features intended to enhance feeding, chambering, and extraction such as a tapered body and moderate shoulder angle. Incidentally, the more recently adopted .338 Lapua Magnum also shares those attributes.
Wildcatting cartridges from existing cases offers innumerable options in shoulder angle, neck length and body taper, so there were numerous versions.
The 6.5x55 has a slightly thicker, larger diameter rim, and its shoulder angle is a bit steeper, but the 7x57's case is a bit longer.