- an extension or wing at right angles to the main structure
- an -shaped pipe or conduit fitting
Origin of ellMiddle English elle, elne from Old English eln, akin to German elle from Germanic an unverified form alin?, literally , arm, hence arm's length from Indo-European base an unverified form elei-, to bend, an unverified form olina, elbow from source Classical Latin ulna, arm, elbow, Classical Greek ?len?, elbow
- A subsidiary wing of a building, usually oriented at right angles to the main structure.
- A right-angled bend in a pipe or conduit; an elbow.
Origin of ellFrom its resemblance to the shape of the capital letter L, or short for elbow
Origin of ellMiddle English from Old English eln the length from the elbow to the middle finger's tip, ell ; see el- in Indo-European roots.
From Old English eln “unit of measure of 45 inches,” originally “length of the forearm,” from Proto-Indo-European *h₁el- (“elbow, forearm”).
- An extension usually at right angles to one end of a building.
- Something that is L-shaped.
From the name of the letter L
- (biology) A protein found in a Cajal body.