Definition of

Elbow

  1. (noun, animal) the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
  2. (noun, artifact) the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint
  3. (noun, artifact) a sharp bend in a road or river
  4. (noun, artifact) a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
  5. (noun, body) hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
  6. (verb, contact) shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
  7. (verb, motion) push one's way with the elbows

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Elbow

  1. O.E. elnboga, from ell "length of the forearm" + boga "bow, arch," from W.Gmc. *alinobogan, from P.Gmc. *elino-bugon, lit. "bend of the forearm." Second element related to O.E. bugan "to bend;" first element from *alina "arm," from PIE *el- "elbow, forearm" (see ell). The verb meaning "thrust with the elbow" is from 1605; … more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Elbow

elaphe, elbe, elf, elope

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