E'lbow. n.s. [lboᵹa, Saxon.]
- The next joint or curvature of the arm below the shoulder.
In some fair evening, on your elbow laid,
You dream of triumphs in the rural shade. Pope.
- Any flexure, or angle.
Fruit-trees, or vines, set upon a wall between elbows or buttresses of stone, ripen more than upon a plain wall. Bacon.
- To be at the Elbow. To be near; to be at hand.
Here stand behind this bulk. Straight will he come:
Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home:
Quick, quick; fear nothing, I'll be at thy elbow. Shak. Othel.