: tall and thin and moving with a loose-jointed awkwardness : lanky, gangling
- It is a cool night in San Jose, and gangly teenagers stream toward the Gunderson gym.
- —Chris Ballard
: long and thin
- His linen suit was appropriately rumpled …and his gangly legs were jacked up against the glove box, as he resisted suggestions to slide his seat back.
- —Cara Buckley
of a plant
: having a tall and sparse appearance : lacking fullness
- These tall (to 8 feet), sometimes gangly shrubs bear cup-shaped, strong-scented flowers.
- —Michael MacCaskey