Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Long, slim legs; hence, a tall, thin person with such legs or shanks: used humorously or in contempt.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A spindleshanks.
- n. long thin legs
- n. a thin person with long thin legs
“Everything was still very quiet, but smoke was rising from the solid farm chimneys, and, rounding the corners of some large outbuildings, she came suddenly upon more life -- feathery, fantastic life of spindlelegs and fluttering wings.”
“His spindlelegs and sparrow feet are those of the tenor Mario, prince of Candia.”
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