from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bolster or cushion to rest the elbow upon, as used by persons reclining at meals in Roman antiquity, and by invalids, etc.
  • noun The third joint of the pedipalp of a spider. It is generally short.
  • In anatomy, pertaining to the forearm, or to the ulna; antebrachial; ulnar: as, the cubital artery, nerve, vein, muscle.
  • In entomology, pertaining to the cubit or cubitus of an insect's wing: as, cubital cells; the cubital rib.
  • Of the length or measure of a cubit.
  • Growing on the cubit, antebrachium, or forearm, as feathers of a bird's wing: as, the cubital coverts. See covert, n., 6.
  • noun Same as hypocoracoid, the lower of the two bones attached to the clavicle and supporting the actinosts in fishes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the cubit or ulna.
  • adjective Of the length of a cubit.
  • noun A sleeve covering the arm from the elbow to the hand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy Of or pertaining to the cubit or ulna
  • adjective Measured in cubits
  • noun A sleeve covering the arm from the elbow to the hand.

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

  • adjective of or relating to the elbow


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