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[duhb-uh l-join-tid] /ˈdʌb əlˈdʒɔɪn tɪd/
(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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "I'll receive him," said Sir Peter, "with a musical salute," And he gave some imitations of a double-jointed flute.

  • He had the reputation of being "double-jointed," whatever may be meant by that term.

  • It used to hurt the Friar to hear some o the double-jointed swear words we used when excited.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • And as the paper was black, and looked like iron, the savage creature with the double-jointed tail really thought it was iron.

    Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail Howard R. Garis
  • It raised its right foot in a slow arc, employing a double-jointed, breaking action of its leg.

    Vital Ingredient Charles V. De Vet
  • "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
  • The creature with the double-jointed tail saw the little red monkey tied fast to the tree with ropes.

    Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail Howard R. Garis
  • "Yes, I must eat you," said the unpleasant creature with the double-jointed tail.

    Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail Howard R. Garis
  • Her friends thought it very brave, they made it clear with double-jointed hip-thrusts and glares.

  • So away he went, as fast as he could, taking his double-jointed tail with him.

    Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail Howard R. Garis
British Dictionary definitions for double-jointed


having unusually flexible joints permitting an abnormal degree of motion of the parts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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double-jointed in Medicine

double-jointed adj.
Having unusually flexible joints, especially of the limbs or fingers.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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