spindle-legged

adjective
spin·​dle-legged | \ ˈspin-dᵊl-ˌ(l)e-gəd also -ˌ(l)ā- or -ˌ(l)egd How to pronounce spindle-legged (audio) \

Definition of spindle-legged

: having long slender legs a spindle-legged table spindle-legged dogs

First Known Use of spindle-legged

1652, in the meaning defined above

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“Spindle-legged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spindle-legged. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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