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ell

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noun \ˈel\

Definition of ell

  1. :  a former English unit of length (as for cloth) equal to 45 inches (about 1.14 meters); also :  any of various units of length used similarly



Origin of ell

Middle English eln, from Old English; akin to Old High German elina ell, Latin ulna forearm, Greek ōlenē elbow, Sanskrit aratni


First Known Use: before 12th century


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ell

noun

Definition of ell

  1. 1 :  an extension at right angles to the length of a building

  2. 2 :  an elbow in a pipe or conduit



Origin of ell

alteration of 1el


First Known Use: 1773

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