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Does torso include shoulders?

When you say "the torso of someone," does it include the shoulders and the hip, or does the torso consist only of the abdomen?

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  • 1 month ago
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    The torso is the main body, what is left if you remove arms, legs and neck/head (limbs and head).

    The shoulders are the connection of the torso to the arms, so for most purposes, you would consider it part of the torso, just like the pelvis (connection to the legs) is part of the torso.  In a more general or "real" sense, only part of the shoulder is torso, as the shoulder is a ball and socket joint made from the arm ball and the torso socket, and the associated bones and ligaments.  The socket part is part of the torso, but not the arm part.  We would still call that part of the torso as the "shoulder" even if there was no arm. It is where the arm would attach if there was one.

    Kind of like how the wrist is both part hand and forearm and yet neither.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The torso is the trunk of the body, excluding head, neck, and appendages (arms and legs). It does include shoulders and hips.

  • 1 month ago

    I think it would exclude the hips and shoulders as they are flexible. Therefore part of the limbs

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Your torso is your body from below your neck down to your groin.  It excludes head, arms, and legs.

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  • 1 month ago

    the entire trunk of the body, excluding the shoulders and hips -- runs from base of the neck to and including the groin

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