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Elbowed 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. To elbow one's way, to force one's way by pushing with the elbows; as, to elbow one's way through a crowd.
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An elbow strike (commonly referred to as simply an "elbow") is a strike with the point of the elbow, the part of the forearm nearest to the elbow, or the part of the upper arm nearest to the elbow. Elbows can be thrown sideways similarly to a hook, upwards similarly to an uppercut, or downwards with the point of the elbow.

Elbowing is a disallowed practice in most combat sports. However, Muay Thai, Pradal Serey and several mixed martial arts organizations do allow elbowing, or allow elbowing in a specific manner. The mixed martial arts organizations disallowing it usually do so because elbowing the head increases the risk of lacerations in a fight.

In Muay Thai, elbow strikes are most often used while in close range but are also employed while jumping toward the opponent (Montho Nang tan), similar to Muay Thai's flying knee. The hardness of the elbow allows for hitting with considerable force, and experienced fighters can easily knock out, cut, or injure their opponent with a well-placed strike. Elbows are generally most effective when used in combination with punches or kicks to allow the fighter to close the distance.

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