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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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 After all, your four-legged friend deserves to score a special treat or two, too. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Chewy Is Offering an Entire Week's Worth of Paw-Some Pet Deals for Cyber Monday," 21 Nov. 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly adopted a new four-legged friend for their family, according to The Mirror. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Adopted a New Labrador Retriever," 25 Aug. 2018 Mistletoe, holly, and Christmas trees (both real and fake) can all send your four-legged friends to the vet — and those bills from the 24-hour emergency vet will dampen your holiday cheer real fast. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "5 Holiday Plants That Are Way More Toxic Than Poinsettias to Cats and Dogs," 14 Dec. 2018 Just as humans need sunscreen and extra hydration as temperatures spike, four-legged family members often need to adjust routines to beat the heat as well. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Dr. Eric Mueller’s advice for keeping pets healthy this summer," 18 June 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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