elbow room

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noun el·bow room \ ˈel-ˌbō-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of elbow room

1 a :room for moving the elbows freely
b :adequate space for work or operation
  • a lab with plenty of elbow room
2 :free scope
  • elbow room to try new ideas

Examples of elbow room in a Sentence

  1. It's a small kitchen with very little elbow room.

  2. help me move the furniture so that we'll have enough elbow room to do some aerobics

First Known Use of elbow room

circa 1540

elbow room Synonyms


ELBOW ROOM Defined for English Language Learners

elbow room

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Definition of elbow room for English Language Learners

  • : room or space to move or work freely



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