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[loos-limd] /ˈlusˈlɪmd/
having supple arms and legs:
a loose-limbed athlete.
Origin of loose-limbed
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Presently a loose-limbed young man strolled up, and was presented to James.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • It was the hare—a big-boned, loose-limbed boy, with dark hair lying flat on a very damp forehead.

  • Look—see the way she is formed, so lithe, loose-limbed, agile.

    Voyage To Eternity Milton Lesser
  • There was big, loose-limbed Arizona Moore, a new man in Glenwood, but preceded by his fame.

    In to the Yukon William Seymour Edwards
  • At the entrance to Torrence a voice hailed him from the doorway, and "Penny" Durkin, wild of hair and loose-limbed, stepped out.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The big, fair man laughed nervously, boisterously filling the whole room with his loose-limbed strength.

    Small Souls Louis Couperus
  • Why should I be so familiar with this loose-limbed, head-erect, swaggering type; of course it is the American cow-boy over again.

    War's Brighter Side Julian Ralph.
  • He is a tall, slender, and loose-limbed man, whose whole appearance bespeaks enthusiasm and energy.

  • He was big and loose-limbed as far as Carstares could see, and carried himself with an easy grace.

    The Black Moth Georgette Heyer
  • He was a loose-limbed, awkward fellow,” said Ebbo, “less strong than he looked.

    The Dove in the Eagle's Nest Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for loose-limbed


(of a person) having supple limbs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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