elbow pad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n elbow pad protective garment consisting of a pad worn over the elbow by football and hockey players
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Usage

In literature:

The custom is to wear a tight jersey with elbow pads, a tight-fitting canvas jacket and well-padded canvas khaki or moleskin trousers.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
If the wound is in the forearm, put a pad in the bend of the elbow, and tie the forearm firmly up on the arm.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
She sat with her elbows on the blotting-pad, her chin on her clasped hands, looking up at him.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
A pad and pencil were at her elbow.
"The Vision of Elijah Berl" by Frank Lewis Nason
Some had their padded elbows lifted as though they were shading their eyes.
"The Crime Doctor" by Ernest William Hornung
But the waiter stood right at Mr. Parke's elbow writing down some words on a pad, so the children politely waited.
"The Little Washingtons' Travels" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
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In poetry:

Red elbows, gauzy gloves, that add
An icy cov'ring merely ;
A wadded coat, the shape to pad,
Like Dutch-women — or nearly.
"Female Fashions for 1799" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

Next time Jason Donald takes the field, he jokingly said he might be wearing football forearm pads from the wrist to the elbow.
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