cross-legged

adverb or adjective \ ˈkrȯs-ˌle-gəd , -ˌlā- ; -ˌlegd , -ˌlāgd \

Definition of cross-legged

1 : with legs crossed and knees spread wide apart
2 : with one leg placed over and across the other

First Known Use of cross-legged

circa 1530


CROSS-LEGGED Defined for English Language Learners

cross-legged

adjective

Definition of cross-legged for English Language Learners

  • : having the legs crossed


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