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elbow Tweet Definition of elbow Like Definition of elbow on Facebook
noun
  1. The joint between the upper arm and the forearm.
  2. A pipe fitting that turns a corner.
verb
  1. To push with the elbow; to jostle or force.
    He elbowed his way through the crowd.
English bond Tweet Definition of English bond Like Definition of English bond on Facebook
noun
  1. In bricklaying, an arrangement of bricks such that one course has the short sides of the bricks (headers) facing outwards, and the next course has the long sides of the bricks (stretchers) facing outwards.
erect Tweet Definition of erect Like Definition of erect on Facebook
verb (erects, erecting, erected)
  1. (transitive) To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.
  2. (transitive) To cause to stand up or out.
adjective
  1. upright, Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.
  2. rigid, Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly.
eye Tweet Definition of eye Like Definition of eye on Facebook
noun (plural eyes or (archaic) eyen)
  1. An organ that is sensitive to light, which it converts to electrical signals passed to the brain, by which means animals see.
  2. A hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed.
  3. A fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook.
  4. The center/centre of a hurricane.
  5. A mark on an animal, such as a peacock or butterfly, resembling an eye.
  6. A reproductive bud in a potato.
  7. The ability to notice what others might miss.
He has a good eye for talent.
verb (eyes, eyeing or eying, eyed)
  1. To look at someone or something as if with the intent to do something with that person or thing.

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