|1.||the joint between the upper arm and the forearm, formed by the junction of the radius and ulna with the humerus|
|2.||the corresponding joint or bone of birds or mammals|
|3.||the part of a garment that covers the elbow|
|4.||something resembling an elbow, such as a sharp bend in a road or river|
|5.||at one's elbow within easy reach|
|6.||out at elbow, out at elbows ragged or impoverished|
|7.||up to the elbows with, up to the elbows in busily occupied with; deeply immersed in|
|8.||(tr) to reject; dismiss. Also: give the elbow|
|9.||to make (one's way) by shoving, jostling, etc|
|10.||(tr) to knock or shove with or as if with the elbow|
|[Old English elnboga; see |
elbow el·bow (ěl'bō')
The joint or bend of the arm between the forearm and the upper arm. Also called cubitus.
The bony outer projection of this joint.
Something having a bend or an angle similar to an elbow.
out at the elbows
Also, out at the heels or knees. Wearing clothes that are worn out or torn; poor. For example, When we last saw Phil he was out at the elbows. These expressions, dating from the late 1500s and early 1600s, can refer to clothes worn through at these points as well as to a person too poor to replace them.