cross-legged Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “cross-legged” in the English Dictionary

"cross-legged" in British English

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uk   /ˌkrɒsˈleɡd/ /-ɪd/  us   /ˌkrɑːs-/
having ​yourfeetcrossed over each other, but ​yourkneeswideapart, usually while ​sitting on the ​floor
(Definition of cross-legged from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cross-leggedadverb [not gradable]

 /ˈkrɔsˌleɡ·ɪd, -ˌleɡd/
in a ​position with both ​legsbent, one ​resting under the other: She ​sits cross-legged with her ​feetburied in the ​sand.
(Definition of cross-legged from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cross-legged”
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指席地而坐时)盘腿地…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指席地而坐時)盤腿地…
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