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English noun: elbow

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

Synonymsarticulatio cubiti, cubital joint, cubitus, elbow joint, human elbow

Broader (hypernym)ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint

Part holonymcrazy bone, funny bone, musculus articularis cubiti

Part meronymarm

2. elbow (artifact) a sharp bend in a road or river

Broader (hypernym)bend, curve

3. elbow (artifact) a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it

Broader (hypernym)pipage, pipe, piping

4. elbow (artifact) the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint

SamplesHis coat had patches over the elbows.

Broader (hypernym)cloth covering

Part meronymarm, sleeve

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

Broader (hypernym)articulatio, articulation, joint

Part meronymforeleg

English verb: elbow

1. elbow (motion) push one's way with the elbows

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)jostle, shove

2. elbow (contact) shove one's elbow into another person's ribs

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)nudge, poke at, prod

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