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loose–jointed

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adjective loose–joint·ed \ˈlüs-ˈjȯin-təd\

Simple Definition of loose–jointed

  • : able to move in a very free and relaxed way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of loose–jointed

  1. 1 :  having joints apparently not closely articulated

  2. 2 :  characterized by unusually free movements

loose–jointedness

noun

1859

First Known Use of loose–jointed

1859


Medical Dictionary

loose–jointed

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adjective loose–joint·ed \ˈlüs-ˈjȯin-təd\

Medical Definition of loose–jointed

  1. 1:  having or marked by one or more joints with an increased range of motion <an unstable, loose-jointed shoulder>

  2. 2:  moving or able to move and bend in a free and relaxed way :  very flexible <a loose-jointed athlete>

loose–jointedness

noun <Other possible characteristics include leanness, small muscle mass, loose-jointedness, flat feet, a backward curve of the legs at the knees and a narrow mouth and small jaw in a narrow, elongated head.—Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, 16 Oct. 2001>



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