[ UK /ˈɛlbə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈɛɫˌboʊ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a sharp bend in a road or river
  2. the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint
    his coat had patches over the elbows
  3. a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
  4. hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
  5. the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
VERB
  1. push one's way with the elbows
  2. shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
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How To Use elbow In A Sentence

  • The large bone of the upper arm was splintered to the elbow joint, and the wound bled freely.
  • A man rushed past and jogged her elbow, making her drop the bag.
  • One of my hobbies is lampworking, and an old sock stuffed with lambswool and then covered in a fire-retardant sleeve works well for cushioning my elbows when I work!! Turn Old Socks Into Foot Odour Killers | Lifehacker Australia
  • When I sat up again, I felt a pleasant glow spreading from my shoulder down to my elbow, and I found that the arm had complete freedom of movement again with almost no pain.
  • She stood up and elbowed him in the back before turning on her heel and sprinting for the stairs.
  • Her green jacket was loosely draped in the crook of her elbow, and her jeans were clean, as if they had been purchased recently.
  • There is serious reason to believe, though the details cannot be gone into here, that the lorum is represented by the "armill", though this is now a sort of stole which two or three centuries back was tied at the elbows. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss
  • Posterior elbow pain in the setting of repetitive elbow extension suggests the diagnosis of triceps tendinosis.
  • The hem hung down to mid-thigh and the sleeves reached my elbows.
  • She had been so wrapped up in her thoughts that she hadn't realized it was over until Cassie nudged her with her elbow.
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