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spindlelegs

[spin-dl-legz] /ˈspɪn dlˌlɛgz/
noun, plural spindlelegs for 2.
1.
(used with a plural verb) long, thin legs.
2.
(used with a singular verb) Informal. a tall, thin person with such legs.
Origin of spindlelegs
1640-1650
1640-50; spindle + leg + -s3
Related forms
spindle-legged
[spin-dl-leg-id, -legd] /ˈspɪn dlˌlɛg ɪd, -ˌlɛgd/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • His spindlelegs and sparrow feet are those of the tenor Mario, prince of Candia.

    Ulysses James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for spindlelegs

spindlelegs

/ˈspɪndəlˌlɛɡz/
plural noun
1.
long thin legs
2.
(functioning as sing) a person who has long thin legs
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