Elbow pad

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1907 photograph of early American football uniform with elbow pads worn by Bradbury Robinson, who threw the first legal forward pass RobinsonThrowing2.jpg
1907 photograph of early American football uniform with elbow pads worn by Bradbury Robinson, who threw the first legal forward pass
Russian military style elbow pads Splav tactical elbow pads.jpg
Russian military style elbow pads

Elbow pads are protective padded gear worn on the elbows to protect them against injury during a fall or a strike.

Elbow pads are worn by many athletes, especially hockey players, cyclists, roller skaters, skateboarders, volleyball players, skiers and wrestlers. Wrestlers sometimes use elbow pads as weapons by slapping their opponents, or take it off for an Atomic Elbow.

Soldiers also often wear elbow pads.

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