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Definitions of elbow

  1. hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. push one's way with the elbows Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow; "his coat had patches over the elbows" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a sharp bend in a road or river Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. shove one's elbow into another person's ribs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. The joint or bend of the arm; the outer curve in the middle of the arm when bent. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To push or hit with the elbow, as when one pushes by another. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To jut into an angle; to project or to bend after the manner of an elbow. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To push rudely along; to elbow one's way. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The joint or bend of the arm; a pipe connection bent or curved like a human elbow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To thrust on one side. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Push one's way rudely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. 1. The joint between the arm and the forearm, the elbow-joint. 2. An angular body resembling a flexed elbow; knee. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. Joint uniting radius and humerus. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  19. The joint where the arm bows or bends: any sharp turn or bend. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To push with the elbow: to encroach on. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. The joint between the arm and fore-arm; any short bend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To push with the elbow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To push with the elbows; jostle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The joint at the bend of the arm, or anything resembling it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. The outer angle made by the bend of the arm; any flexure or angle; the obtuse angle of a wall, building, or road; any sharp turn or bend; one of the upright sides which flank any panelled work. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To push with the elbow; to push aside and take the place of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To put into an angle; to put one's self forward, thrusting others aside. To be at the elbow, to be at hand. Out at elbows, reduced in circumstances, or ill off. Up to the elbows, extremely busy. To jog the elbow, to remind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. The joint or outer curve in the middle of the arm when bent; a sudden turn or bend in a river or road; the obtuse angle of a wall or building. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. To push or drive, as with the elbow; to encroach on. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. el'b[=o], n. the joint where the arm bows or bends: any sharp turn or bend.--v.t. to push with the elbow: to jostle.--ns. EL'BOW-CHAIR, an arm-chair; EL'BOW-GREASE, humorously applied to vigorous rubbing; EL'BOW-ROOM, room to extend the elbows: space enough for moving or acting: freedom.--AT ONE'S ELBOW, close at hand; BE OUT AT ELBOW, to wear a coat ragged at the elbows; UP TO THE ELBOWS, completely engrossed. [A.S. elnboga--el-, allied to L. ulna, the arm, boga, a bend--bugan, to bend. See ELL; BOW, n. and v.t.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. This word, abstractedly, means the angle formed by the union of two straight bodies. It is particularly applied to the articulation of the arm with the forearm, and especially to the projection formed by the olecranon process at the posterior part of the joint. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  32. [French] Any part bent at an angle; as the E. (or genu) of the posterior capsule. na
  33. Comprises: (A) Humero-Ulnar, formed by trochlera of humerus, greater sigmoid cavity of ulna; na
  34. Comprises: (B) Radio-Humeral, formed by head of radius, capitellum of humerus; na
  35. Comprises: ( C) Upper Radio-Ulnar, formed by head of radius, lesser sigmoid cavity of ulna. Ligaments: Capsular, comprissing the thickenings known as Internal Lateral (divided into 2 or 3 separate portions), External Lateral, Anterior, and Posterior; Orbicular (surrounding neck of radius). Arteries: inferior and superior pofunda, anastomotica magna, anterior and posterior ulnar recurrent, interosseous recurrent, radial recurrent. Nerves: ulnar, median, muscula-spiral, internal cutaneous, musculo-cutaneous. Movements: in (A) and (B) flexion and extension; in (C) pronation and supination. Flexion of 150° by supinator longus, biceps, brachialis anticus, and muscles rising from inner condyle; extension (only to straight line) by triceps, anconeus, extensors of wrist, extensor communis digitorum; pronation by pronator radii teres, pronator quadratus; supination by biceps, supinator longus and brevis, extensors of thumb. na
  36. Outer part of joint between fore& upper arm; e.-shaped bend or corner; at one\'s e., close at hand; up to the ee., busily engaged in; out at ee., (of coat) worn-out, (of person) poor; e.-grease, vigorous polishing, hard work; e.-room, plenty of room. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. Thrust, jostle, (person, oneself, into, in, &c.; also intr.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. The joint of the arm and forearm. American pocket medical dictionary.
  39. The joint formed by the arm and the forearm. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  40. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The joint connecting the arm and forearm;—any flexure or angle, especially if obtuse, as of a wall, building, and the like; an angular or jointed part of any structure. Cabinet Dictionary
  41. The next joint or curvature of the arm below the shoulder; any flexure or angle. Complete Dictionary

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