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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Definitions for gangle

  1. to move awkwardly or ungracefully: A tall, stiff-jointed man gangled past.

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Citations for gangle
His long arms and legs seemed to gangle around the compact dimensions of his pony. He drew to a halt. Jane Smiley, The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton, 1998
Those long legs that used to gangle could run. E.J. Rath, The Brains of the Family, 1925
Origin of gangle
Gangle arose in the 1960s as a back formation of the word gangling, a variant of the word gangrel.