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[kraws-leg-id, -legd, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈlɛg ɪd, -ˈlɛgd, ˈkrɒs-/
having the legs crossed; having one leg placed across the other.
Origin of cross-legged
Related forms
cross-leggedly, adverb
cross-leggedness, noun Unabridged
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  • People are still pushing into the room, filling the chairs and settling themselves cross-legged on the floor.
  • About a dozen similarly garbed celebrants sat cross-legged on pillows before a platform with an open pit in the middle.
  • Teenagers are clustered in groups along the walls, sitting cross-legged around candles.
  • They are excessively ceremonious, and sit on the ground leaning backward on their heels, and cross-legged.
  • The imam was round and jolly and sat cross-legged under a whirring ceiling fan.
  • The farmer sat down cross-legged in the dust and said nothing.
  • The spillover crowd is leaning against the walls and sitting cross-legged on the floor.
  • He sits cross-legged on the floor of his unfurnished sitting room, ignoring the constant ringing of his phone.
  • He sat cross-legged on the floor inhaling heady fumes.
  • She was sitting cross-legged in the chair next to her stretcher and greeted me with a cheerful, tobacco-beaten voice.
British Dictionary definitions for cross-legged


/ˈkrɒsˈlɛɡɪd; -ˈlɛɡd/
sitting with the legs bent and the knees pointing outwards
standing or sitting with one leg crossed over the other
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