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Definition of elbow:

  1. A sharp angle in any surface of wainscoting or other woodwork; the upright sides which flank any paneled work, as the sides of windows, where the jamb makes an elbow with the window back.
  2. Any turn or bend like that of the elbow, in a wall, building, and the like; a sudden turn in a line of coast or course of a river; also, an angular or jointed part of any structure, as the raised arm of a chair or sofa, or a short pipe fitting, turning at an angle or bent.
  3. The joint or bend of the arm; the outer curve in the middle of the arm when bent.
  4. To jut into an angle; to project or to bend after the manner of an elbow.
  5. To push or hit with the elbow, as when one pushes by another.
  6. To push rudely along; to elbow one's way.


cubitus, Articulatio Cubiti, crook, angle, curve, crutch, turn, fork, cubital joint, elbow joint, funny bone, ulna, human elbow, bend, half turn.

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