: an artificial legespecially: one fitted at the knee
Examples of peg leg in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe innovative, award-winning design, which resembles a peg leg, allows for people with lower leg injuries to walk on their own while their injured leg rests behind them in a sling.
Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 11 Dec. 2019 At its most basic level, mid-century modern designs are known for juxtaposing sleek lines (think: skinny, peg legs on dressers and tables) with organic shapes, using new materials and methods to reimagine traditional pieces.
Hillary Brown, House Beautiful, 13 Sep. 2018 The 1 looked like a peg leg and the 3 like a curlicued leg.
Longreads, 16 June 2018 One of his nieces recalls her famous uncle as a funny, generous fellow who invited his nieces and nephews to kick his peg leg.
Kevin Cook, Smithsonian, 29 June 2017
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