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n. pl. an·con·es (-kō′nēz)
A projecting bracket that is used in classical architecture to carry the upper elements of a cornice; a console.

[Latin ancōn, from Greek ankōn, elbow.]


(ˈæŋkɒn) or


n, pl ancones (æŋˈkəʊniːz)
1. (Architecture) architect a projecting bracket or console supporting a cornice
2. (Anatomy) a former technical name for elbow
[C18: from Greek ankōn a bend]
anconal, anconeal adj


(ˈæŋ kɒn)

n., pl. an•co•nes (æŋˈkoʊ niz)
1. the elbow.
2. a bracket or console, as one supporting part of a cornice.
[1700–10; < Latin < Greek ankṓn elbow]
an•co′nal, an•co′ne•al, adj.
References in classic literature ?
So it has probably been with the turnspit dog; and this is known to have been the case with the ancon sheep.
HELL HOLE Ancon 2 jail in Peru, where pair were held
TIME SERVED Ancon 2 prison where Michaella McCollum was held
They recognise only the highest levels of excellence, with Ancon now honoured in two separate categories.
The new company, which is called Ancon, has more than 400 employees with about 60 in Whatcom County.
ANCON has also warned that logging leads to deforestation, drought, and the loss of biodiversity, which will only sink local communities even further into poverty.
More centrally based, at the bottom of Ancon Hill, is the Balboa Inn which is close to the airport and costs pounds 55 for a double room.
13 August 2010 - AM Best confirmed on Thursday the A++ (superior) financial strength rating and the "aa+" issuer credit ratings (ICRs) of US Ancon Insurance and Petroleum Casualty Group and its member companies Ancon Insurance Co and Petroleum Casualty Co.
Jose Enrique Niebla, a receptionist at the Ancon, told Cuban media that the hotel's staff worked hard to reopen the facility in the shortest time possible, since the leisure industry is one of the main income sources for Cuba.
The 1883 Treaty of Ancon closed the four-year War of the Pacific, allowing Chile to manage the provinces for ten years, upon which residents would vote on which state they wished to join.
based Ancon Building Products business to Irish building materials producer CRH plc for about $174 million.
1877: The newspaper reported on an apparent race between two steamers from San Francisco, the Ajax and the Ancon, which appeared to arrive almost simultaneously in Astoria.