Definition of Elbow room

1. Noun. Space for movement. "Hardly enough elbow room to turn around"

Definition of Elbow room

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Room or space in which to move or maneuver. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) Freedom or leeway. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elbow Room

elbow bone
elbow bones
elbow bursitis
elbow chair
elbow chairs
elbow fracture
elbow grease
elbow jerk
elbow joint
elbow juice
elbow macaroni
elbow ossification centres
elbow pad
elbow reflex
elbow room (current term)
elbowed bougie
elbowed catheter

Literary usage of Elbow room

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1. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"Want of Elbow-Room in Pine-Barrens. Jan. 9, 1846.—WHEN I had finished my geological examination of the southern and maritime part of Georgia, near the mouth ..."

2. The States and Territories of the Great West: Including Ohio, Indiana by Jacob Ferris (1856)
"English•and French settlements contrasted — Want of elbow-room — The Yankee pioneers ... It was the want of " elbow-room." The spirit of the borderers was ..."

3. History of Congregationalism and Memorials of the Churches in Norfolk and by John Browne (1877)
"... the like : but the country was too narrow for them, and the Brethren of the Separation desired elbow-room, for fear of interfering with one another. ..."

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