n.1.The joint or bend of the arm; the outer curve in the middle of the arm when bent.
Her arms to the elbows naked.
- R. of Gloucester.
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.(Arch.) 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.
At the elbow
very near; at hand.
Elbow grease
energetic application of force in manual labor.
Elbow in the hawse
(Naut.) the twisting together of two cables by which a vessel rides at anchor, caused by swinging completely round once.
Elbow scissors
(Surg.) scissors bent in the blade or shank for convenience in cutting.
- Totten.
Out at elbow
with coat worn through at the elbows; shabby; in needy circumstances.
- Knight.
v. t.1.To push or hit with the elbow, as when one pushes by another.
[imp. & p. p. Elbowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Elbowing.]
To elbow one's way
to force one's way by pushing with the elbows; as, to elbow one's way through a crowd.
v. i.1.To jut into an angle; to project or to bend after the manner of an elbow.
2.To push rudely along; to elbow one's way.
Noun1.elbow - hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
2.elbow - a sharp bend in a road or river
3.elbow - a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
4.elbow - the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow; "his coat had patches over the elbows"
5.elbow - the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
Verb1.elbow - push one's way with the elbows
2.elbow - shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
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