(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): cubitus

Definition categories: body, ginglymus

2. a sharp bend in a road or river

Definition categories: man–made, bend, curve

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

Definition categories: man–made, pipage, pipe, piping

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

- his coat had patches over the elbows

Definition categories: man–made

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

Definition categories: animal, articulation, joint

Sentences with elbow as a noun:

- the sides of windows, where the jamb makes an elbow with the window back


1. push one's way with the elbows

Definition categories: motion, jostle, shove

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

Definition categories: contact, nudge, prod

Sentences with elbow as a verb:

- He elbowed his way through the crowd.