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[loos-limd] /ˈlusˈlɪmd/
having supple arms and legs:
a loose-limbed athlete.
Origin of loose-limbed
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for loose-limbed
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  • Fine, big fellows they were, too; loose-limbed and strong featured.

  • We are all very careful and tender over our loose-limbed baby.

    Through the Heart of Patagonia H. Hesketh Prichard
  • Look—see the way she is formed, so lithe, loose-limbed, agile.

    Voyage To Eternity Milton Lesser
  • Senhouse, hatless and loose-limbed, stood at the door to help her out.

    Rest Harrow Maurice Hewlett
  • He walked not loose-limbed like a boy, as he had done that very afternoon, but with the soldier's hard tread upon the heel.

  • He was a long and loose-limbed person who picked his knees up alternately with both hands, as though to hold his legs on.

    A Likely Story William De Morgan
  • He was a loose-limbed, swarthy, slouching giant with a hangdog look.

    Tales from Dickens

    Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Why should I be so familiar with this loose-limbed, head-erect, swaggering type; of course it is the American cow-boy over again.

    War's Brighter Side Julian Ralph.
  • At the entrance to Torrence a voice hailed him from the doorway, and "Penny" Durkin, wild of hair and loose-limbed, stepped out.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
  • At this time Oliver Madox Brown seemed a loose-limbed hobbledehoy, young enough to be at school.

    Theodore Watts-Dunton James Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for loose-limbed


(of a person) having supple limbs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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