• (US, obsolete, early 20th-century slang) A detective.
  • Any turn or bend like that of the elbow, in a wall, building, coastline, etc.; an angular or jointed part of any structure, such as the raised arm of a chair or sofa, or a short pipe fitting, turning at an angle or bent.

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

  • The joint between the upper arm and the forearm.
  • (basketball) Part of a basketball court located at the intersection of the free-throw line and the free-throw lane.


  • To push with the elbow; to jostle or force.

    "He elbowed his way through the crowd."

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