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- outward curvature of the legs causing a separation of the knees when the ankles are close or in contact.
- a leg so curved.
Origin of bowleg
Related formsbow·leg·ged [boh-leg-id, boh-legd] /ˈboʊˌlɛg ɪd, ˈboʊˌlɛgd/, adjectivebow·leg·ged·ness [boh-leg-id-nis] /ˈboʊˌlɛg ɪd nɪs/, noun
First recorded in 1545–55; bow2
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- A leg having an outward curvature in the region of the knee.
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