loose-jointed

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

Definition of loose-jointed 

1 : having joints apparently not closely articulated

2 : characterized by unusually free movements

Other Words from loose-jointed

loose-jointedness noun

First Known Use of loose-jointed

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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loose-jointed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of loose-jointed

: able to move in a very free and relaxed way

loose-jointed

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

Medical Definition of loose-jointed 

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

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

Other Words from loose-jointed

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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