three-legged

adjective

ˈthrē-ˈlegd How to pronounce three-legged (audio)
-ˈlāgd;
-ˈle-gəd,
-ˈlā-
: having three legs
a three-legged stool

Examples of three-legged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The three-legged structure simply cannot stand on its own, because the third part lacks the historical importance of the other two. Paul Kennedy, Foreign Affairs, 11 Aug. 2014 Climate & Environment For Subscribers Joshua Tree’s famed three-legged coyote Tripod is in danger of being loved to death March 11, 2024 Assassination attempts by rattlesnake have precedent in Southern California. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2024 While not as stable as other options, three-legged camping chairs can be lightweight and easier to transport. Jacqueline Laurean Yates, ABC News, 20 May 2024 Revered for guiding, the three-legged crow god surely had my back. Norma Meyer, Orange County Register, 15 May 2024 Lauding the ‘perfect three-legged stool’ After the region’s formerly robust textile industry imploded in the 1980s and 1990s because of an influx of cheap imports, Southern business and political leaders revived the region’s manufacturing base by successfully recruiting foreign automakers. Bob Bussel, The Conversation, 20 Apr. 2024 Advertisement Climate & Environment For Subscribers Joshua Tree’s famed three-legged coyote Tripod is in danger of being loved to death March 11, 2024 The first snake to be released is a Mojave green. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2024 Climate & Environment For Subscribers Joshua Tree’s famed three-legged coyote Tripod is in danger of being loved to death March 11, 2024 The key to making great cheese is simple for Drake: Keep your goats happy and clean. Jireh Deng, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2024 Stewart’s family had Dipper, a three-legged pitbull rescue, for more than 12 years. Discover Magazine, 15 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of three-legged was in 1596

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“Three-legged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-legged. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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