Associations to the word «Elbow»


ELBOW, noun. The joint between the upper arm and the forearm.
ELBOW, noun. Any turn or bend like that of the elbow, in a wall, building, coastline, etc.; an angular or jointed part of any structure, such as the raised arm of a chair or sofa, or a short pipe fitting, turning at an angle or bent.
ELBOW, noun. (US) (obsolete) (early 20th-century slang) A detective.
ELBOW, noun. (basketball) Part of a basketball court located at the intersection of the free-throw line and the free-throw lane.
ELBOW, verb. To push with the elbow; to jostle or force.
ELBOW BONE, noun. (anatomy) Ulna, the main forearm bone.
ELBOW BONE, noun. (anatomy) Olecranon, at the elbow end of the ulna.
ELBOW BONES, noun. Plural of elbow bone; ulnae, ulnas; olecranons.
ELBOW BONES, noun. The parts of both the ulna (forearm bone) and the humerus (upper arm bone) that make up the elbow joint.
ELBOW CHAIR, noun. A chair with long armrests for the elbows.
ELBOW CHAIRS, noun. Plural of elbow chair
ELBOW GREASE, noun. (idiomatic) Effort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.
ELBOW JUICE, noun. (rare) Alternative term for elbow grease
ELBOW MACARONI, noun. Macaroni in the shape of a small tube curved into a semicircular shape.
ELBOW RELATION, noun. (archaic) A faraway relation.
ELBOW ROOM, noun. (idiomatic) Room or space in which to move or maneuver.
ELBOW ROOM, noun. (idiomatic) Freedom or leeway.
ELBOW SCISSORS, noun. Surgical scissors bent in the blade or shank for convenience in cutting.

Dictionary definition

ELBOW, noun. Hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped.
ELBOW, noun. A sharp bend in a road or river.
ELBOW, noun. A length of pipe with a sharp bend in it.
ELBOW, noun. The part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint; "his coat had patches over the elbows".
ELBOW, noun. The joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow.
ELBOW, verb. Push one's way with the elbows.
ELBOW, verb. Shove one's elbow into another person's ribs.

Wise words

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