Definitions

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

  • adj. Having freely articulated, highly mobile joints.
  • adj. Limber or agile in movement.

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

  • adj. loosely articulated or constructed

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Examples

  • "You do look a mite flustered," Harney criticised, dropping his loose-jointed frame all over the pillows of the lounging couch.

    CHAPTER 10

  • A shambling, loose-jointed giant rolled out of one of the tents, yawning and rubbing the sleep from his eyes.

    THE GOD OF HIS FATHERS

  • One day While Fang encountered a young wolf, gaunt and scrawny, loose-jointed with famine.

    The Famine

  • Before the door could close on his heels, a loose-jointed Yankee shambled in, thrust a moccasined foot to the side and hooked a chair under him, and sat down.

    CHAPTER 6

  • The speaker, a loose-jointed, hard-rock man from Colorado, manifested irritation and disgust when

    THE MAN ON THE OTHER BANK

  • One of the hunters, a tall, loose-jointed chap named Henderson, was going aft at the time from the steerage (the name the hunters facetiously gave their midships sleeping quarters) to the cabin.

    Chapter 4

  • For the moment, Kurdish officials say they would be satisfied with membership in a loose-jointed federation with the Shiite and Sunni Arabs to their south.

    After Iraq

  • Edward was so caught by surprise that he let out a boyish whoop that released a loose-jointed giddiness.

    ALONE With You

  • They were loose-jointed and carried the boards with the ease of Masai with their spears.

    Kook

  • He tried not to walk urgently, he tried to keep the fear off his face, he tried to emulate the loose-jointed walk of these Americans, he tried to blend in, to be invisible, a little man of no consequence.

    Dead Zero

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