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 Because of his lively spirit, this sweet pup has spent a lot of time getting to know his two-legged friends while at AHS. The Arizona Republic, "Dexter and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 23 Apr. 2021 Cool Beans also offers Puppyccinos, Pupsicles and more to spoil your four-legged friends in style. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "8 San Antonio restaurants with the best dog menus or dishes made for dogs," 14 Apr. 2021 While Major and Champ joined a long list of four-legged friends at the White House when Mr. Biden assumed the presidency, Major made history as the first shelter dog to reside there. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Biden's younger dog, Major, to get more training after two nipping incidents," 12 Apr. 2021 Just keep an eye on your four-legged friend, as moose and bears are known to cross the path from time to time. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Dog-friendly Hikes in the U.S. — From Easy Loops to Tougher Treks," 10 Apr. 2021 After your visit, check out these tips to help your four-legged friend live a healthier, longer life. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Help Your Pet Shed Their Quarantine Weight Gain with These Expert Tips," 2 Apr. 2021 Your four-legged friend may be allergic to pollen, grass, mold, or fungi. Lauren Levine Corriher, Southern Living, "Can Cats Eat Tuna?," 30 Mar. 2021 There is a dog wash station near the parking lot, so pack your doggie shampoo to wash away the salt and sand before your four-legged friend hops into the car. Cassie Armstrong, orlandosentinel.com, "We’ve got a beach for that," 28 Mar. 2021 What hasn’t changed is the nearly 36 square feet of floor space, which can accommodate campers with a four-legged friend or extra gear. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Tents for Your Next Camping or Backpacking Trip," 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of legged

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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4 May 2021

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“Legged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legged. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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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