leg·ged | \ˈle-gəd also ˈlā-, British usually ˈlegd \

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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Administrators announced a pilot program to use goats to clear vegetation in two areas of the Hostess City in May, and according to Savannah’s official Instagram page, their new four-legged employees are already hard at work. Southern Living, "The City of Savannah's Newest Landscapers Are a Team of 53 Hungry Goats," 27 June 2018 In 2017, shortly after Wili - whose formal name was Nawiliwili Nelson - was diagnosed with cancer, the spiritual leader and his four-legged follower embarked on a road trip to celebrate their longtime friendship. Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com, "Covington priest takes off on televangelist Jesse Duplantis' $54 million drive to buy jet," 31 May 2018 The black-legged tick was established in Indiana in 1987 and quickly became the most feared, according to DNR. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Tick season: What you need to know to keep yourself, and your dog, safe," 23 May 2018 Coolidge was deeply attached to his four-legged companions. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "For His Patriotic Birthday, Five Facts About Calvin Coolidge," 2 July 2018 This weekend’s unofficial start of summer also launches a season of dread for many Central Florida dog owners, whose four-legged companions become utterly unhinged by thunderstorms. Kate Santich, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Dogs terrified of thunderstorms: Summer brings season of discontent," 26 May 2018 Translation: Ticks are tiny creatures sans backbones that latch onto your body and slurp up your blood like gross, miniscule, multi-legged vampires. Kate Sheridan, SELF, "Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You," 14 July 2018 Best Prime Day loungewear • Mae Scoop-Neck Thong Bodysuit: The perfect basic for summer, pair this versatile cotton bodysuit with high-waist shorts, wide-legged denim, or a skirt—the options are endless. Susan Brickell, Health.com, "The Bra and Underwear Sale You Won't Want to Miss on Amazon Tomorrow," 12 July 2018 And the long-legged singer-piano player is still, well, shining brightly. Philly.com, "University City Dining Days, Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's Landing, Movie night at Penn Treaty Park, and other great events in Philadelphia, July 6-13," 5 July 2018

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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, 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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