Synonyms of elbow


1. elbow, elbow joint, human elbow, cubitus, cubital joint, articulatio cubiti, hinge joint, ginglymus, ginglymoid joint

usage: hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped

2. elbow, bend, curve

usage: a sharp bend in a road or river

3. elbow, pipe, pipage, piping

usage: a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it

4. elbow, cloth covering

usage: the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint; "his coat had patches over the elbows"

5. elbow, joint, articulation, articulatio

usage: the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow


1. elbow, jostle, shove

usage: push one's way with the elbows

2. elbow, nudge, poke at, prod

usage: shove one's elbow into another person's ribs

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Definition and meaning of elbow (Dictionary)