ˈthrē-ˈlegd How to pronounce three-legged (audio)
: having three legs
a three-legged stool

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That’s especially challenging for Souta, who’s magically transformed into a three-legged children’s chair — a whimsical notion for a sidekick that proves surprisingly effective. Peter Debruge, Variety, 23 Feb. 2023 The three-legged dog stretch works the hamstrings, calves, and shoulders like regular downward dog. Madeline Howard, Women's Health, 23 Feb. 2023

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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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Cite this Entry

“Three-legged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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