from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Awkwardly tall or long-limbed; rangy: gangling adolescents.
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- adj. Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.
- n. A member of a gang.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Awkward and sprawling in walking; loose-jointed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tall and thin and having long slender limbs
- adj. tall and thin
You might call her "gangling" -- stretched out, a bit taller and svelter and better muscled than you would think, especially in the crucial upper-arm area.
As for her Cousin Martin ( "Marty" everybody called the gangling, grinning, idle ne'er-do-well of fourteen), Janice was inclined to be utterly hopeless about him from the start.
Long, lean and hollow cheeked, the term "gangling" fits him better than any other.
He was then a tall, "gangling" youth, six feet one in height, with yellow hair and blue eyes.
A mistake by Evra lets in Yildirim, who plays in Sen beautifully, who has a great chance to score just to the right of goal, goes for a dink when he should have smashed it and the gangling Dutchman blocks.
Clarkson is the gangling, unpredictable bringer of disaster; Turner is the slightly pompous straight man in the flesh, Turner is the more garrulous, Clarkson a little more earnest, though only a fraction.
Julia Child was a larger than life figure: tall, gangling, rollickingly posh with an extraordinary voice that swooped and swelled and swarmed over its plummy vowels.
The creature's right hand featured a long thumb and short fingers able to grip tools, yet the curvature of the hand and the gangling arms appear more suitable for swinging on branches.
He was a tall, thin, gangling boy, with eyes that shone like ice, and the travellers were frightened by his strangeness.
Now and then, he lifted his head and looked at the boy, so thin and gangling, and felt his smile, as bright and fleeting as the dew on the grass.