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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal The funny bone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the bony projection at the end of the elbow (olecranon), behind which passes the ulnar nerve; -- so called on account of the curiously painful tingling felt, when, in a particular position, it receives a blow; -- called also funny bone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as funny-bone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes near the surface; a sharp tingling sensation results when the nerve is knocked against the bone


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