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 combinationa four-legged animal

Examples of legged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smokey, the four-legged Tennessee mascot, disapproved and bit a stunned McCoy on the hamstring. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Alot’s happened in the 5,000 days since Alabama last lost to Tennessee," 29 June 2020 Do your own three-legged races, toss-your-shoe contests and cartwheel competitions. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No fireworks, parades or community gatherings? Here's what your family can do on the 4th of July instead.," 27 June 2020 Whether kids are looking for bugs, birds, or four-legged creatures, Liesch recommends sampling throughout the day since animals are active at different times. Avery Hurt, National Geographic, "Take kids on a backyard safari," 26 June 2020 For the two-legged visitors, there’s no smoking and glass containers are not permitted. Robert Avery Staff Writer, Houston Chronicle, "Miniparades to take to streets in Friendswood on Fourth," 26 June 2020 On June 19, the couple found the eight-legged unwelcomed guest, which appeared to be bigger than the size of a human hand, crawling on the back patio door of their San Antonio home, Teouna Thomas told Fox News. Fox News, "Massive spider found clinging to Texas home: 'I was terrified!'," 25 June 2020 Previous four-legged BD bots like the 330-pound Wildcat ran on a two-stroke gas engine that sounded like a chainsaw and constantly belched CO2. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Boston Dynamics now sells a robot dog to the public, starting at $74,500," 17 June 2020 It is most commonly carried by the black-legged or deer tick and can infest humans and pets. Kaleb A. Brown, Detroit Free Press, "Mobile app takes aim at the bane of Michigan summers — ticks and Lyme disease," 17 June 2020 The four-legged agile robot from Boston Dynamics has up until now been used mostly by researchers. Allison Morrow, CNN, "Zoom is worth more than Uber and Cameo is thriving: This is 2020," 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of legged

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jul 2020

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“Legged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legged. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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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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