Elbow

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Elbow Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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. a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
  4. the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow; "his coat had patches over the elbows"
  5. the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow v
  6. push one's way with the elbows
  7. shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
Elbow Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
Elbow Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.

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Elbow Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The elbow is a hinge-joint between the bones of the upper and lower arm. It joins the humerus of the upper arm and the radius and ulna of the forearm together. Everyone has 2 elbows. It allows the lower arm to be extended or retracted (moved in). The elbow also allows the arm to turn. It moves by using three ligaments: the anterior, posterior, ulnar collateral and radial collateral ligaments.

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  • Elbow surgery recommended for Yanks' Nova
    New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova has been advised to undergo elbow surgery after a second MRI confirmed that the right-hander has a partially torn ligament, the team announced Tuesday. Read more on this news related to 'Elbow'
  • Moore has elbow ligament replacement surgery
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore has undergone elbow ligament replacement surgery and could be sidelined 12 to 15 months. Read more on this news related to 'Elbow'
  • Padres RHP Johnson to get elbow examined
    Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will have his right elbow examined by noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews next week. The Padres fear his initial injury may be worse than originally diagnosed. San Diego manager Bud Black said Johnson will meet with Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday or Wednesday. ''They are going to look at the entire elbow.' Read more on this news related to 'Elbow'

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