el·bow /ˈɛlˌbo/ 名詞
1. The joint or bend of the arm; the outer curve in the middle of the arm when bent.
Her arms to the elbows naked. --R. of Gloucester.
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. Arch. 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.
Note: ☞ Elbow is used adjectively or as part of a compound, to denote something shaped like, or acting like, an elbow; as, elbow joint; elbow tongs or elbow-tongs; elbowroom, elbow-room, or elbow room.
At the elbow, very near; at hand.
Elbow grease, energetic application of force in manual labor. [Low]
Elbow in the hawse Naut., the twisting together of two cables by which a vessel rides at anchor, caused by swinging completely round once. --Totten.
Elbow scissors Surg., scissors bent in the blade or shank for convenience in cutting. --Knight.
Out at elbow, with coat worn through at the elbows; shabby; in needy circumstances.
El·bow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elbowed p. pr. & vb. n. Elbowing.] To push or hit with the elbow, as when one pushes by another.
They [the Dutch] would elbow our own aldermen off the Royal Exchange. --Macaulay.
To elbow one's way, to force one's way by pushing with the elbows; as, to elbow one's way through a crowd.
El·bow v. i.
1. To jut into an angle; to project or to bend after the manner of an elbow.
2. To push rudely along; to elbow one's way. “Purseproud, elbowing Insolence.”
n 1: hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the
corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped [syn:
elbow joint, cubitus, cubital joint, articulatio
2: a sharp bend in a road or river
3: a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
4: the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow; "his coat had
patches over the elbows"
5: the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human
v 1: push one's way with the elbows
2: shove one's elbow into another person's ribs