leg·​ged | \ ˈle-gəd How to pronounce legged (audio) also ˈlā-, British usually ˈlegd How to pronounce legged (audio) \

Definition of legged

: having a leg or legs especially of a specified kind or number often used in combination a four-legged animal

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The 72nd annual La Grange Pet Parade — even more in dog years — drew two- and four-legged participants and even more spectators Saturday to downtown La Grange. Jesse Wright, chicagotribune.com, "The 116 entrants in La Grange Pet Parade drew parents, children and pets," 3 June 2018 That allowed reintroduction of native California red-legged frogs and western pond turtles. Jane Braxton Little, sacbee, "This amphibian – loved for its legs – threatens its California cousins," 20 Jan. 2018 Pastry standards for our four-legged friends are forgiving. Cathy Barrow, The Seattle Times, "I bake for dogs, and they eat it up: recipes for DIY dog biscuits," 23 July 2018 Each night, after the dust settles a bit and the four-legged animals are taking a break, everyone else gathers to dance the rest of the night away to live music. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Clear the way for the annual Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Festival," 24 May 2018 The two-legged stool—created by bending, welding, and laser-cutting metal—looks weightless, and comes in two colors. Ayodeji Rotinwa, Vogue, "Meet the Nigerian Product Designers Behind a New Brand of Minimalism," 28 Sep. 2018 Any doubt in her mind was eliminated when another image appeared near the Sorbonne University depicting a man holding a saw, offering a bone to a three-legged dog. Linda Hervieux /, NBC News, "New Banksy street art appears across Paris, taking aim at refugee crisis," 27 June 2018 In another room, the family’s three-legged rescue dog, Remington, cried out. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Inside A Coventry Home, Mayhem As Bullets Fly," 2 June 2018 There's also a three-legged dog, and every scene looks like it was shot in the magic hour. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "NBCUniversal's New Show Trailers: A Critic's Ranking," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of legged

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of legged

: having legs of a specified type or number


leg·​ged | \ ˈle-gəd How to pronounce legged (audio) , ˈlegd\

Kids Definition of legged

: having legs especially of a certain kind or number four-legged


leg·​ged | \ ˈleg-əd, ˈlāg-, British usually ˈlegd\

Medical Definition of legged

: having a leg or legs especially of a specified kind or number often used in combination a four-legged animal

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