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  • EN [ ˈelbəʊ]
  • US [ ˈelboʊ]

English definition


  • 1. hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped

  • 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


  • 1. push one's way with the elbows

  • 2. shove one's elbow into another person's ribs

Example sentences

  • Don't hyperextend your elbow.

  • I've worn through the elbow of this old coat at last.

  • Elbow pads and knee pads are essential on a skateboard.

  • She was cradling a small parcel in the crook of her elbow.

  • The wounded soldier levered himself up on his elbow and shouted for help.

  • His elbow poked out through his torn shirt sleeve.

  • The ambulancemen had to elbow their way through the huge crowd standing round the crashed cars.

  • He had a patch on the elbow of his jacket.

  • He jabbed his elbow into my side.

  • He raised himself on one elbow and looked at the bedside clock.

  • Keep the dictionary at your elbow so you can use it for reference anytime.

  • Don't elbow me off the sideway.

  • When you bend your elbow, you contract the muscles of the arm.

  • She jabbed him with her elbow.

  • She poked him in the ribs with her elbow.

  • When you are sitting, keep your elbow on the arm rest.

  • There was not much elbow room in the cockpit of a Snipe.

  • He lay beside her awkwardly, propped on an elbow.

  • Surgeons saved a man's arm after it was hacked off at the elbow.

  • It took a considerable amount of polish and elbow grease before the brass shone like new.

  • he held me firmly by the elbow and led me to my aisle seat.

  • I placed his drink on the small table at his elbow.

  • Billy Ewing grabbed him by the elbow and took him aside.

  • I may have caught him with my elbow but it was just an accident.

  • Martin eyed the bottle at Marianne's elbow.

  • She raised herself on one elbow.

  • His speech was designed to give himself more political elbow room.

  • She broke free by thrusting her elbow into his chest.

  • Note how smooth the skin of the upper arm is, then compare it to the skin on the elbow.

Phrase collocation

  • at one's elbow

    close at hand; nearby

  • elbow-to-elbow

    very close together

  • give someone the elbow

    (informal)reject or dismiss someone in a rough, almost contemptuous manner

    • I tried to get her to give him the elbow.

    • she decided to give tradition the elbow.

  • up to one's elbows in

    (informal)with one's hands plunged in (something)

    • I was up to my elbows in the cheese-potato mixture.

  • at (one's) elbow

    Close at hand; nearby.

  • out at the elbows

    Poorly dressed.

    Lacking money.

Meaning of elbow

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