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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.
They recognise only the highest levels of excellence, with Ancon now honoured in two separate categories.
Reid and McCollum have complained about the conditions in Ancon 2, which is situated in the desert near Lima.
The difference can be measured in better treatment, lower cost and most importantly, saved lives," said Wesley Baker, Ancon Medical president.
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.
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.
According to our information, the Ajax left the Bay City about two hours after the plank of the Ancon was withdrawn," the paper said.
With the help of ANCON, Moody Gardens staff members can go deep into the jungle.
But since the Noriega crisis, when ANCON starved financially and had to fire half of its staff, the group has taken off, growing from a budget of $1 million in 1991 to $9 million in 1994.
has assigned a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of "a-" to Aseguradora Ancon, S.