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1. elbow

noun. ['ˈɛlˌboʊ'] hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped.

Synonyms

  • cubitus
  • human elbow
  • hinge joint
  • musculus articularis cubiti
  • crazy bone
  • articulatio cubiti
  • ginglymus
  • funny bone
  • cubital joint
  • ginglymoid joint
  • arm

Etymology

  • elnboga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Elbow

  • bilbo

How do you pronounce elbow?

Pronounce elbow as ˈɛlˌboʊ.

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Sentences with elbow


1. Noun, singular or mass
Connect a piece of pipe long enough to reach to the sill of the house to this elbow.

2. Adjective
Maintaining the appearance of your camper can take more than a little pressure washing, elbow grease and soap.

Quotes about elbow


1. I ripped my left arm out of his hand and slammed my elbow into his solar plexus. He exhaled in a gasp. I lunged for the dagger and sat on top of him, my knees pinning his arms, my dagger on his throat.He lay still. “I give up,” he said and smiled. “Your move.”Er. I was sitting atop the Beast Lord in my underwear, holding a knife to his throat. What the hell was my next move?
- Ilona Andrews, Magic Strikes

2. Personally, I think so-called "common language"is more interesting and apropos than "proper English"; it's passionate and powerful in ways that "wherefore art thou ass and thy elbow"just isn't.
- J.R. Ward, The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide

3. But still I feel I waste a lot of time leaning on my elbow and thinking to myself, "alright sucker, now what?
- Peter S. Beagle

2. elbow

noun. ['ˈɛlˌboʊ'] a sharp bend in a road or river.

Synonyms

  • bend

Antonyms

  • pull
  • straight line

Etymology

  • elnboga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. elbow

verb. ['ˈɛlˌboʊ'] push one's way with the elbows.

Synonyms

  • jostle

Etymology

  • elnboga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. elbow

noun. ['ˈɛlˌboʊ'] the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint.

Synonyms

  • arm
  • sleeve

Antonyms

  • separate
  • unfasten
  • unilateral

Etymology

  • elnboga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. elbow

noun. ['ˈɛlˌboʊ'] the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow.

Synonyms

  • joint
  • articulatio
  • articulation

Antonyms

  • unshared
  • divided
  • distributive
  • segregated

Etymology

  • elnboga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. elbow

noun. ['ˈɛlˌboʊ'] a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it.

Synonyms

  • piping
  • pipage

Antonyms

  • straightness
  • unbend
  • straighten

Etymology

  • elnboga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. elbow

verb. ['ˈɛlˌboʊ'] shove one's elbow into another person's ribs.

Synonyms

  • poke at
  • nudge

Etymology

  • elnboga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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