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Meaning & Definition of Elbow in English

English

Elbow

/ɛlboʊ/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • elbow
  • ,
  • elbow joint
  • ,
  • human elbow
  • ,
  • cubitus
  • ,
  • cubital joint
  • ,
  • articulatio cubiti

2. A sharp bend in a road or river

    synonym:
  • elbow

3. A length of pipe with a sharp bend in it

    synonym:
  • elbow

4. The part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint

  • "His coat had patches over the elbows"
    synonym:
  • elbow

5. The joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow

    synonym:
  • elbow

verb

1. Push one's way with the elbows

    synonym:
  • elbow

2. Shove one's elbow into another person's ribs

    synonym:
  • elbow

Examples of using

Tom fell and hit his elbow.
She gave him the elbow yesterday.
You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water.