peg leg

noun

Definition of peg leg 

: an artificial leg especially : one fitted at the knee

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The 1 looked like a peg leg and the 3 like a curlicued leg. Longreads, "The Cold War and its Fallout," 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, "Joe Pyne Was America’s First Shock Jock," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of peg leg

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peg leg

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peg leg

noun

English Language Learners Definition of peg leg

: an artificial leg usually made of wood and attached at the knee

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