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Definition of Elbow


  1. The joint or bend of the arm; the outer curve in the middle of the arm when bent.
  2. Any turn or bend like that of the elbow, in a wall, building, and the like; a sudden turn in a line of coast or course of a river; also, an angular or jointed part of any structure, as the raised arm of a chair or sofa, or a short pipe fitting, turning at an angle or bent.
  3. A sharp angle in any surface of wainscoting or other woodwork; the upright sides which flank any paneled work, as the sides of windows, where the jamb makes an elbow with the window back.
  4. To push or hit with the elbow, as when one pushes by another.
  5. To jut into an angle; to project or to bend after the manner of an elbow.
  6. To push rudely along; to elbow one's way.

Elbow Quotations

Those who remember Washington's cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan's intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev.
Russell Baker

When I meet people who say - which they do all of the time - 'I must just tell you, my great aunt had cancer of the elbow and the doctors gave her 10 seconds to live, but last I heard she was climbing Mount Everest,' and so forth, I switch off quite early.
Christopher Hitchens

The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue.
George W. Bush

My father was a Norwegian who came from a small town near Oslo. He broke his arm at the elbow when he was 14, and they amputated it.
Roald Dahl
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Elbow Translations

elbow in Danish is albue
elbow in Dutch is elleboog
elbow in French is coude
elbow in German is Ellenbogen
elbow in Italian is gomito
elbow in Norwegian is albue
elbow in Portuguese is cotovelo
elbow in Spanish is codo
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