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[wuhn-legd, -leg-id] /ˈwʌnˈlɛgd, -ˈlɛg ɪd/
having only one leg.
one-sided, as an argument or point of view.
ineffectual because certain basic elements, measures, etc., are lacking:
one-legged legislation.
Origin of one-legged
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We don't speak by the card, of course, but one-legged dancers became a drug in the market.

  • A one-legged, misery-eyed hunchback offered him penny diaries.

  • Wan and hollow faces peeped from the windows of the hospitals, and here and there a one-legged soldier hobbled along on crutches.

    In the Days of Washington William Murray Graydon
  • As well blame a one-legged man for hopping when trying to run.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • Two days afterwards found the one-legged lieutenant and his young companions on their way to Portsmouth.

    Ned Garth W. H. G. Kingston

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