loose-jointed
adjective Date: 1859 1. having joints apparently not closely articulated 2. characterized by unusually free movements • loose-jointedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • loose-jointed — [lo͞os′join′tid] adj. 1. having loose joints 2. moving freely and flexibly loose jointedly adv. loose jointedness n …   English World dictionary

  • loose-jointed — adjective loosely articulated or constructed (Freq. 1) a loose jointed paragraph • Similar to: ↑lax …   Useful english dictionary

  • loose-jointed — loose′ joint′ed adj. 1) having or marked by easy, free movement; limber 2) having loose joints • Etymology: 1855–60 loose′ joint′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • loose-jointed — /loohs joyn tid/, adj. 1. having or marked by easy, free movement; limber. 2. having loose joints. 3. loosely built or framed. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • loose-jointed — /ˈlus dʒɔɪntəd/ (say loohs joyntuhd) adjective 1. having loose joints. 2. loosely built or framed …   Australian English dictionary

  • loose´-joint´ed|ness — loose joint|ed «LOOS JOYN tihd», adjective. 1. able to move very freely: »a tall, shambling, loose jointed man (Harriet Beecher Stowe). 2. having loose joints; loosely built. –loose´ joint´ed|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • loose-joint|ed — «LOOS JOYN tihd», adjective. 1. able to move very freely: »a tall, shambling, loose jointed man (Harriet Beecher Stowe). 2. having loose joints; loosely built. –loose´ joint´ed|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • loose-limbed — ▶ adjective SUPPLE, limber, lithe, lissom, willowy; agile, nimble. * * * /loohs limd /, adj. having supple arms and legs: a loose limbed athlete. [1815 25] * * * looseˈ limbedˈ or looseˈ jointˈed adjective Having supple limbs • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • loose —   Hemo, puhemo, alu alu, hō alu alu, pū alu.   Also: ope alu, aluhe e, holokake, hūalakē, hōlokeloke, ko o, lehe, lu e, māwehe, māweke, mōhalu, puhalu, halu, uhalu, paleha, pōlewa, naue, ka amola, palahemo, pūlehe, pōnulu, pōnulunulu, pōnununu,… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • loose-jointedness — noun see loose jointed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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