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

Examples of legged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reed Sheppard was in their shoes once, these wide-eyed grade schoolers sitting cross-legged on the basketball court at Creekside Elementary. The Courier-Journal, 1 Aug. 2022 In the first shot, the model showed off her posing expertise while sitting cross-legged on a navy striped towel. Seventeen, 1 Aug. 2022 Sitting cross-legged with your hands resting on your knees or your lap is the traditional meditation position, but feel free to sit on a bench or even lean against a tree. Stephanie Mansour, CNN, 29 July 2022 Another was of her bloodied uncle, sitting barefoot and cross-legged, watching the civil defense members carry out their job. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 22 July 2022 Sitting cross-legged on the floor in a corner of the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park, Mckenzie was thumbing through phone videos of her daughter while waiting for a hearing to decide whether to return Ann to her care. Gale Hollandstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2022 Some were in groups of two or three, holding beers while sitting cross-legged and chatting. New York Times, 3 July 2022 In the pic, the 47-year-old former actress sits cross-legged on the floor while wearing a one-piece yellow bathing suit. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 27 June 2022 The boy is sitting cross-legged in the photo and looking down at the firearm on his lap. Timothy Bella, Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of legged

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Legged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legged. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for legged


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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Nglish: Translation of legged for Spanish Speakers


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