peg leg


: an artificial leg
especially : one fitted at the knee

Examples of peg leg in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The whole treasure map, X marks the spot, the eye patch, the peg leg, the speech. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 30 Dec. 2023 The mid-century modern sectional has clean lines and tapered peg legs that can blend in with most decor styles. Lily Gray, Peoplemag, 11 Sep. 2023 The peg legs give it the signature midcentury modern styling while also lifting it off the floor, so the large piece doesn’t seem boxy or bulky. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Apr. 2023 Her bad leg acted a bit like a wooden peg leg. Andrea Kane, CNN, 20 Aug. 2022 After losing the lower half of his leg in a motorcycle accident, Davis fashioned himself a peg leg out of an aluminum baseball bat, pieces of a pair of lamps, and a rubber stopper of the variety usually used to plug flasks in the laboratory. Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2013 That prosthetic is more along the lines of a springy, athletic peg leg. Ashley P. Taylor, Discover Magazine, 6 Nov. 2012 The 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,, 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

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Word History


peg entry 3

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peg leg was in 1769

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“Peg leg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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