- having slender, well-proportioned arms and legs: a clean-limbed athlete.
Origin of clean-limbed
late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
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Examples from the Web for clean-limbed
Five feet six inches; broad and muscular, but spare and clean-limbed.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
But all were bronzed and bearded, fleshless and clean-limbed.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
The latter was some few years his senior, stalwart and clean-limbed.The Mask
These horses are clean-limbed, close-coupled and wonderfully docile and obedient.The Red Watch
J. A. Currie
He is tall, well-knit, clean-limbed, and graceful in his motions.
- having well-proportioned limbs
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