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1ell

noun \ˈel\

Definition of ELL

:  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

2ell

noun

Definition of ELL

1
:  an extension at right angles to the length of a building
2
:  an elbow in a pipe or conduit

Origin of ELL

alteration of 1el
First Known Use: 1773

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

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