gan·​gling | \ ˈgaŋ-gliŋ How to pronounce gangling (audio) , -glən \

Definition of gangling

: tall, thin, and awkwardly built : lanky, gangly He is a tall, rather gangling man, with straggly dark hair, a sort of misshapen handsomeness and a crinkly smile.— Graham Swift

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Examples of gangling in a Sentence

the riders at the barn just loved the gangling newborn colt

First Known Use of gangling

1764, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gangling

perhaps from gang entry 3 + -le, iterative verb suffix + -ing entry 3

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The first known use of gangling was in 1764

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Cite this Entry

“Gangling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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