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peg leg

noun
1.
an artificial leg, especially a wooden one.
2.
a person with an artificial leg.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
Related forms
peglegged, adjective
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Examples from the web for peg leg
  • He has one peg leg and the other with a cloven hoof.
  • The eventual invention of a padded peg leg was a major technical breakthrough and became common practice for several centuries.
  • The unhappy youngsters encounter cold soup on a rainy day, a hurricane, and a villain with a peg leg.
  • If so, you would probably see that this invention allows for more normal movement than the peg leg.
British Dictionary definitions for peg leg

peg leg

noun (informal)
1.
an artificial leg, esp one made of wood
2.
a person with an artificial leg
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Slang definitions & phrases for peg leg

peg leg

modifier

: Watch me pass that peg-leg gimp

noun phrase

A person who wears a wooden leg (1872+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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