double-jointed

adjective
dou·​ble-joint·​ed | \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈjȯin-təd How to pronounce double-jointed (audio) \

Definition of double-jointed

: having a joint that permits an exceptional degree of freedom of motion of the parts joined

First Known Use of double-jointed

circa 1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double-jointed was circa 1820

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“Double-jointed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-jointed. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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double-jointed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of double-jointed

: having a joint that allows body parts to move in ways that are not typical

double-jointed

adjective
dou·​ble-joint·​ed | \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈjȯin-təd \

Kids Definition of double-jointed

: having a joint that permits unusual freedom of movement of the parts that are joined

double-jointed

adjective
dou·​ble-joint·​ed | \ ˌdəb-əl-ˈjȯint-əd How to pronounce double-jointed (audio) \

Medical Definition of double-jointed

: having a joint that permits an exceptional degree of freedom of motion of the parts joined a double-jointed athlete highly susceptible to injury

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