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Noun: elbow  'el,bow
  1. Hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
    - elbow joint, human elbow, cubitus, cubital joint, articulatio cubiti
  2. A sharp bend in a road or river
  3. A length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
  4. The part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint
    "his coat had patches over the elbows"
  5. The joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
Verb: elbow  'el,bow
  1. Push one's way with the elbows
  2. Shove one's elbow into another person's ribs

Derived forms: elbowing, elbows, elbowed

Type of: articulatio, articulation, bend, cloth covering, curve, ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint, joint, jostle, nudge, pipage, pipe, piping, poke at, prod, shove

Part of: arm, foreleg, sleeve

Encyclopedia: Elbow, Saskatchewan