bowleg
noun Date: 1656 a leg bowed outward at or below the knee • bowlegged adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bowleg — Bow leg , n. A crooked leg. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowleg — [bō′leg΄] n. 1. a leg with outward curvature 2. the condition or degree of such curvature …   English World dictionary

  • bowleg — bowlegged /boh leg id, boh legd /, adj. bowleggedness /boh leg id nis/, n. /boh leg /, n. Pathol. 1. outward curvature of the legs causing a separation of the knees when the ankles are close or in contact. 2. a leg so curved. [1545 55; BOW2 +… …   Universalium

  • bowleg — noun A leg that curves outward at the knee. It might refer to the leg of a human, animal or even a piece of furniture. For humans this deformity is formally called genu varum. Syn: bandy, bandy legged, genu varum, tibia vara, valgus …   Wiktionary

  • bowleg — bow·leg bō .leg, .lāg, bō n a leg bowed outward at or below the knee called also genu varum * * * bow·leg (boґleg) genu varum …   Medical dictionary

  • bowleg — n. leg which bows outward in curved shape …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bowleg — bow•leg [[t]ˈboʊˌlɛg[/t]] n. 1) pat outward curvature of the legs causing a separation of the knees when the ankles are close or in contact 2) pat a leg so curved • Etymology: 1545–55 bow′leg ged, adj. bow′leg ged•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • bowleg — /ˈboʊlɛg / (say bohleg) noun 1. outward curvature of the legs causing a separation of the knees when the ankles are close or in contact. 2. a leg so curved …   Australian English dictionary

  • bowleg — I noun a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee) • Syn: ↑bow leg, ↑bandyleg, ↑bandy leg, ↑genu varum, ↑tibia vara • Hypernyms: ↑leg, ↑disability …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowleg, bow-leg — SYN: genu varum …   Medical dictionary

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