peg leg
noun Etymology: 3peg Date: 1769 an artificial leg; especially one fitted at the knee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • peg leg — peg legs N COUNT A peg leg is an artificial leg made out of wood. [INFORMAL, OLD FASHIONED] Syn: wooden leg …   English dictionary

  • peg leg — peg′ leg n. 1) srg an artificial leg, esp. a wooden one 2) a person with an artificial leg • Etymology: 1760–70 peg′legged , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • peg leg — peg ,leg noun count INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED an artificial leg made from wood a. OFFENSIVE an offensive word for someone with an artificial leg …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • peg leg — n. Informal 1. a wooden leg 2. a person with a wooden leg …   English World dictionary

  • peg leg — n informal an artificial leg, especially a wooden one …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peg leg — ► NOUN informal ▪ a wooden leg …   English terms dictionary

  • peg leg — I. noun Etymology: peg (I) + leg 1. : an artificial leg; especially : one fitted to the bent knee 2. : a person wearing such a leg tale … concerns a choleric British ex soldier and peg leg Anthony West …   Useful english dictionary

  • peg leg — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms peg leg : singular peg leg plural peg legs informal old fashioned an artificial leg made from wood …   English dictionary

  • peg-leg — n. <a rude nickname for someone with a wooden peg for a leg.> (Now used primarily in reference to theatrical pirates.) □ See that peg leg over there? He lost his foot to a shark. □ Hey, peg leg. Race you to the bar! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • peg leg — /ˈpɛg lɛg/ (say peg leg) noun 1. an artificial leg, usually one of wood. 2. Also, peg leg disease. Chiefly NT a disease in cattle caused by phosphorus deficiency …   Australian English dictionary

  • peg-leg — 1. noun A wooden leg, usually tapered, strapped onto the stump of an amputated leg. 2. verb To limp or hobble (as if having a wooden leg) 3. adjective Descriptive of one with such a leg. E.g. Peg leg Pete …   Wiktionary

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