[ boh-leg ]
/ ˈboʊˌlɛg /
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OTHER WORDS FROM bowlegbow·leg·ged [boh-leg-id, boh-legd], /ˈboʊˌlɛg ɪd, ˈboʊˌlɛgd/, adjectivebow·leg·ged·ness [boh-leg-id-nis], /ˈboʊˌlɛg ɪd nɪs/, noun
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How to use bowleg in a sentence
The underdog franchise, then only five years old, was led by a bowlegged castoff named Johnny Unitas at quarterback.New York City Is the Storied Football Capital of the USA|Ben Jacobs|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was glad to feel Lonny's bowlegged grip against his ribs again.Roads of Destiny|O. Henry
In addition, he was bowlegged as a greyhound, and just now he moved with a limp as though very footsore.Where the Trail Divides|Will Lillibridge
French was a foreign language so the bowlegged American guard made use of his limited knowledge."And they thought we wouldn't fight"|Floyd Gibbons
Even a tin-horn gambler, a crooked cheat, would give me more show for my money than you have, you bowlegged coyotes!The Orphan|Clarence E. Mulford
The informant was a short, thick-set, bowlegged man, with features that had cunning stamped indelibly on every line.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.|Percy F. Westerman