bow leg

noun
1. a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
Syn: ↑bowleg, ↑bandyleg, ↑bandy leg, ↑genu varum, ↑tibia vara
Hypernyms: ↑leg, ↑disability, ↑disablement, ↑handicap, ↑impairment
2. outward curvature of the legs
Syn: ↑bow legs, ↑bandy legs
Hypernyms: ↑disability, ↑disablement, ↑handicap, ↑impairment

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bow leg noun
A bandy leg like a bow
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Main Entry:bow

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bow·leg·ged — /ˈboʊˌlɛgəd/ adj : having legs that curve outward at the knee He s short and bowlegged. a bowlegged woman …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Leg — (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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