Definition of “bow-legged” - English Dictionary

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“bow-legged” in British English

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bow-leggedadjective

uk /ˈbəʊ.leɡd/ /ˈbəʊ.leɡɪd/ us /ˈboʊ.leɡd/ /ˈboʊ.leɡɪd/

Examples from literature

  • A bow-legged little man with the spurs still jingling on his heels sauntered down one side of the old plaza. 
  • He was slightly bow-legged and moved with the deliberate gait of the cavalryman on his feet. 
  • I heard papa say once that cowboys are bow-legged. 
  • The bow-legged cook put his hand in his pocket and drew out a grimy, paper-covered note-book. 
  • Thus, children often become bow-legged when allowed to walk too early. 

(Definition of “bow-legged” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)