bow legs

/ (bəʊ) /

pl n

a condition in which the legs curve outwards like a bow between the ankle and the thighAlso called: bandy legs

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Derived forms of bow legs

bow-legged (bəʊˈlɛɡɪd, bəʊˈlɛɡd), adjective

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