loose–jointed

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adjective loose–joint·ed \ˈlüs-ˈjȯin-təd\

Definition of loose–jointed

  1. 1 :  having joints apparently not closely articulated

  2. 2 :  characterized by unusually free movements

loose–jointedness

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1859

First Known Use of loose–jointed

1859


LOOSE–JOINTED Defined for English Language Learners

loose-jointed

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Definition of loose–jointed for English Language Learners

  • : able to move in a very free and relaxed way


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loose–jointed

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adjective loose–joint·ed \ˈlüs-ˈjȯin-təd\

Medical Definition of loose–jointed

  1. 1:  having or marked by one or more joints with an increased range of motion an unstable, loose-jointed shoulder

  2. 2:  moving or able to move and bend in a free and relaxed way :  very flexible a loose-jointed athlete

loose–jointedness

noun Other possible characteristics include leanness, small muscle mass, loose-jointedness, flat feet, a backward curve of the legs at the knees and a narrow mouth and small jaw in a narrow, elongated head.—Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, 16 Oct. 2001

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