spindleshanks

spindleshanks

[spin-dl-shangks]
noun, plural spindleshanks. (used with a singular or plural verb)

Origin:
1560–70; spindle + shank + -s3

spindle-shanked [spin-dl-shangkt] , adjective
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spindlelegs or spindleshanks (ˈspɪndəlˌlɛɡz, ˈspɪndəlˌʃæŋks)
 
pl n
1.  long thin legs
2.  (functioning as singular) a person who has long thin legs
 
spindleshanks or spindleshanks
 
pl n

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