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Definitions and Synonyms of elbow | Another word for elbow | What is elbow?

Definition 1: the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow - [noun denoting animal]

(elbow is a kind of ...) (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)

(... is part of elbow) the forelimb of a quadruped

Definition 2: the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where elbow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his coat had patches over the elbows

(elbow is a kind of ...) a covering made of cloth

(... is part of elbow) the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm

Definition 3: a sharp bend in a road or river - [noun denoting artifact]

(elbow is a kind of ...) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

Definition 4: a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it - [noun denoting artifact]

(elbow is a kind of ...) a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.

Definition 5: hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for elbow in the sense of this definition

(elbow is a kind of ...) a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane

(elbow is a part of ...) a small branch of the triceps that inserts into the capsule of the elbow joint

(elbow is a part of ...) a point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes near the surface; a sharp tingling sensation results when the nerve is knocked against the bone

"the funny bone is not humerus"

(... is part of elbow) a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb

Definition 6: shove one's elbow into another person's ribs - [verb of contact]

(elbow is a kind of ...) to push against gently

"She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"

Definition 7: push one's way with the elbows - [verb of motion]

(elbow is a kind of ...) come into rough contact with while moving

"The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"

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