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elbow


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elbow  \El"bow\,  n.  [AS.  elboga  elnboga  (akin  to  D.  elleboga 
  OHG.  elinbogo  G.  ellbogen  ellenbogen  Icel.  ?lnbogi;  prop.; 
  arm-bend);  eln  ell  (orig.,  forearm)  +  boga  a  bending.  See  1st 
  {Ell},  and  4th  {Bow}.] 
  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  --Gwilt. 
 
  Note:  Elbow  is  used  adjectively  or  as  part  of  a  compound,  to 
  denote  something  shaped  like  or  acting  like  an  elbow; 
  as  elbow  joint;  elbow  tongs  or  elbow-tongs;  elbowroom, 
  elbow-room,  or  elbow  room 
 
  {At  the  elbow},  very  near  at  hand. 
 
  {Elbow  grease},  energetic  application  of  force  in  manual 
  labor.  [Low] 
 
  {Elbow  in  the  hawse}  (Naut.),  the  twisting  together  of  two 
  cables  by  which  a  vessel  rides  at  anchor,  caused  by 
  swinging  completely  round  once.  --Totten. 
 
  {Elbow  scissors}  (Surg.),  scissors  bent  in  the  blade  or  shank 
  for  convenience  in  cutting.  --Knight. 
 
  {Out  at  elbow},  with  coat  worn  through  at  the  elbows;  shabby; 
  in  needy  circumstances. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elbow  \El"bow\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Elbowed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Elbowing}.] 
  To  push  or  hit  with  the  elbow,  as  when  one  pushes  by  another. 
 
  They  [the  Dutch]  would  elbow  our  own  aldermen  off  the 
  Royal  Exchange.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {To  elbow  one's  way},  to  force  one's  way  by  pushing  with  the 
  elbows;  as  to  elbow  one's  way  through  a  crowd. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elbow  \El"bow\,  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  ``Purseproud, 
  elbowing  Insolence.''  --Grainger. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crossette  \Cros*sette"\  (kr?s-s?t`),  n.  [F.,  dim.  of  crosse.  See 
  {Crosier}.]  (Arch.) 
  a  A  return  in  one  of  the  corners  of  the  architrave  of  a 
  door  or  window;  --  called  also  {ancon},  {ear},  {elbow}. 
  b  The  shoulder  of  a  joggled  keystone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elbow 
  n  1:  hinge  joint  between  the  forearm  and  upper  arm  and  the 
  corresponding  joint  in  the  forelimb  of  a  quadruped  [syn: 
  {elbow  joint},  {cubitus},  {cubital  joint},  {articulatio 
  cubiti}] 
  2:  a  sharp  bend  in  a  road  or  river 
  3:  the  part  of  a  sleeve  that  covers  the  elbow 
  4:  the  joint  of  a  mammal  or  bird  that  corresponds  to  the  human 
  elbow 
  v  1:  push  one's  way  with  the  elbows 
  2:  shove  one's  elbow  into  another  person's  ribs 




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