from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wooden leg, usually tapered, strapped onto the stump of an amputated leg.
  • v. To limp or hobble (as if having a wooden leg)
  • adj. Descriptive of one with such a leg. E.g. "Peg-leg Pete".

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wooden leg of the simplest form.
  • n. One who walks on a wooden leg: so called in contempt or derision.


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