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

loose-jointedness

noun

First Known Use of loose-jointed

1859


LOOSE-JOINTED Defined for English Language Learners

loose-jointed

adjective

Definition of loose-jointed for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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

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. BrodyThe New York Times16 Oct. 2001

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