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  1. having slender, well-proportioned arms and legs: a clean-limbed athlete.
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Origin of clean-limbed

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
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Examples from the Web for clean-limbed

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Arthur Hornblow

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for clean-limbed


  1. having well-proportioned limbs
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