Elbow

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Elbow Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
  • the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow; "his coat had patches over the elbows"
  • a sharp bend in a road or river
  • a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
  • hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
  • shove one''s elbow into another person''s ribs
  • push one''s way with the elbows

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped ,
  • a sharp bend in a road or river ,
  • a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it ,
  • the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint; "his coat had patches over the elbows" ,
  • the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow

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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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