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[kleen-limd] /ˈklinˌlɪmd/
having slender, well-proportioned arms and legs:
a clean-limbed athlete.
Origin of clean-limbed
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for clean-limbed
Historical Examples
  • Five feet six inches; broad and muscular, but spare and clean-limbed.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
  • But all were bronzed and bearded, fleshless and clean-limbed.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • The latter was some few years his senior, stalwart and clean-limbed.

    The Mask

    Arthur Hornblow
  • These horses are clean-limbed, close-coupled and wonderfully docile and obedient.

    The Red Watch J. A. Currie
  • He is tall, well-knit, clean-limbed, and graceful in his motions.

  • They were all tall, clean-limbed men, fierce and independent of mien.

    Jones of the 64th

    F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
  • They were tall and clean-limbed, with long golden hair that streamed behind them as they ran.

    The Golden Amazons of Venus John Murray Reynolds
  • Drawn up at the curb behind them was a smart two-seated phaeton, with a pair of clean-limbed bays.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • Now and then our crew of clean-limbed Tonga boys rested on their oars, with timid, limpid gaze turned askance.

  • A groom was currying a strong, clean-limbed hunter haltered in the doorway.

    The Mad King Edgar Rice Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for clean-limbed


having well-proportioned limbs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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