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ancon

[ang-kon]
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noun, plural an·co·nes [ang-koh-neez] /æŋˈkoʊ niz/.
  1. the elbow.
  2. 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
Related formsan·co·nal [ang-kohn-l] /æŋˈkoʊn l/, an·co·ne·al [ang-koh-nee-uh l] /æŋˈkoʊ ni əl/, adjectivean·con·oid, adjectivesub·an·co·ne·al, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • I made the acquaintance of Maitland on the morning after my arrival on Ancon Hill.

    Droll Stories of Isthmian Life

    Evelyn Saxton

  • It will be better for you to take a coach and ride to the hospital at Ancon.

  • How would you like to live in a tent among the boys on Ancon Hill?

  • However, he was very gallant, and we were soon on our way to Ancon.

  • Dey ride along towards Ancon, and me run all de way, followin'.

    The Hero of Panama

    F. S. Brereton


British Dictionary definitions for ancon

ancon

ancone (ˈæŋkəʊn)

noun plural ancones (æŋˈkəʊniːz)
  1. architect a projecting bracket or console supporting a cornice
  2. a former technical name for elbow
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Derived Formsanconal (æŋˈkəʊnəl) or anconeal (æŋˈkəʊnɪəl), adjective

Word Origin

C18: from Greek ankōn a bend
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