- (of particular people or animals) having unusually flexible joints that can bend in unusual ways or to abnormally great extent.
Origin of double-jointed
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for double-jointed
So away he went, as fast as he could, taking his double-jointed tail with him.
"And you can't get away from us," said the other chap—the double-jointed tail one.Uncle Wiggily in the Woods
Howard R. Garis
A double-jointed word slipped between his teeth, which sounded like "Hang that boy!"
"Yes, I must eat you," said the unpleasant creature with the double-jointed tail.
A tall, double-jointed farm-hand came blustering into the room, his face covered with a yarn comforter.Shawn of Skarrow
James Tandy Ellis
- having unusually flexible joints permitting an abnormal degree of motion of the parts
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- Having unusually flexible joints, especially of the limbs or fingers.
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