Bow legs

bowleg

[boh-leg]
noun Pathology.
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.

Origin:
1545–55; bow2 + leg

bowlegged [boh-leg-id, boh-legd] , adjective
bowleggedness [boh-leg-id-nis] , noun
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bow legs (bəʊ)
 
pl n
Also called: bandy legs a condition in which the legs curve outwards like a bow between the ankle and the thigh
 
bow-legged
 
adj

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bowleg bow·leg (bō'lěg')
n.
A leg having an outward curvature in the region of the knee.

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