from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Bowlegged.

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  • adj. bow-legged; having knees which bend outward

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having crooked legs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having bandy or crooked legs; bow-legged.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. have legs that curve outward at the knees


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  • Short, bandy-legged and remarkably intense, Daniel plays Hatuey, the leader of the resistance against Columbus and the first Indian to be burned on a cross, as well as the firebrand leader of the Bolivian resistance against the water privateers.

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  • This bandy-legged, sawed-off little rat racer is awfully interesting in its own right.

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  • It ' s not a good sign, or portent, or whatever, that the only affecting character in " Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 " proves to be the emancipated elf Dobby, a bandy-legged, floppy-eared, scrawny-necked and mostly digital creature — based on Toby Jones ' s performance — who yanks really hard at your heartstrings in his hour of distress.


  • A bandy-legged, bull-chested man with gray eyes and black hair that hung loose to his shoulders, draped in a heavy bear-pelt cloak and wearing a golden torque as thick as her wrist around his heavily muscled neck.

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  • The beating happened in the summer of 1933, a year after Fisher, as Dahl records in his own letters home, had left Repton to become Bishop of Chester.96 More than fifty years later, however, Dahl blamed the “shoddy bandy-legged” Fisher for the caning, and painted him as a sanctimonious hypocrite.


  • The coyote shambles, crow-hops, keeps his head low, and without fur, his now visible pizzle is a sad red protuberance, his hind legs the backward image of a bandy-legged grandfather, stripped.

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  • The better class of surfer, one of Trey's buddies, out for a week of catching waves, yes, but never a local full-season hard-core dude like this one -- barefoot, broad-shouldered, bandy-legged, tattoos on the small of his back and another between his shoulder blades, with the name CODY, all the tattoos visible through his torn shirt.


  • Though low and bandy-legged like all his kind, the otter made up for his slight stride with inexhaustible energy.

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  • Staggering bandy-legged down the boulevard he noticed a beautiful courtesan smoking on the balcony of a sumptuous pleasure house.


  • He reminded me of a bandy-legged cock, vain enough to think he could chase a fox.



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