leg-of-mut·​ton ˌle-gə(v)-ˈmə-tᵊn How to pronounce leg-of-mutton (audio)
 also  ˌlāg-
variants or leg-o'-mutton
: having the approximately triangular shape or outline of a leg of mutton
a leg-of-mutton sleeve
a leg-of-mutton sail

Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leg-of-mutton was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Leg-of-mutton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leg-of-mutton. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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