bowleg

noun
bow·​leg | \ ˈbō-ˌleg How to pronounce bowleg (audio) , -ˌlāg, ˈbō-ˈleg, -ˈlāg \

Definition of bowleg

: a leg bowed outward at or below the knee

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Other Words from bowleg

bowlegged \ ˈbō-​ˌle-​gəd How to pronounce bowlegged (audio) , -​ˌlā-​ ; -​ˌlegd , -​ˌlāgd \ adjective

Examples of bowleg in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If left untreated, as was the case with Valerie, bowlegs can lead to deformities such as differences in leg lengths, difficulty walking and running and high risk of arthritis. Fox News, "Teen with severe bowlegs undergoes life-changing operation," 3 Dec. 2019 Braces, vitamin D or calcium supplements, or even surgery are explored as possible treatments for bowlegs. Fox News, "Teen with severe bowlegs undergoes life-changing operation," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of bowleg

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bowleg was circa 1864

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4 Jan 2020

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“Bowleg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowleg. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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bowleg

noun
bow·​leg | \ ˈbō-ˌleg, -ˌlāg, ˈbō-ˈ How to pronounce bowleg (audio) \

Medical Definition of bowleg

: a leg bowed outward at or below the knee

called also genu varum

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