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ell

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 and Etymology of ell

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


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ell

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 and Etymology of ell

alteration of 1el

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