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ancon

[ ang-kon ]
/ ˈæŋ kɒn /
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noun, plural an·co·nes [ang-koh-neez]. /æŋˈkoʊ niz/.

the elbow.
Architecture. a bracket or console, as one supporting part of a cornice.

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Origin of ancon

1700–10; <Latin <Greek ankṓn elbow

OTHER WORDS FROM ancon

an·co·nal [ang-kohn-l], /æŋˈkoʊn l/, an·co·ne·al [ang-koh-nee-uhl], /æŋˈkoʊ ni əl/, adjectivean·con·oid, adjectivesub·an·co·ne·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ancon

ancon

ancone (ˈæŋkəʊn)

/ (ˈæŋkɒn) /

noun plural ancones (æŋˈkəʊniːz)

architect a projecting bracket or console supporting a cornice
a former technical name for elbow

Derived forms of ancon

anconal (æŋˈkəʊnəl) or anconeal (æŋˈkəʊnɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for ancon

C18: from Greek ankōn a bend
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