double-jointed

[ duhb-uh l-join-tid ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈdʒɔɪn tɪd /
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adjective

(of particular people or animals) having unusually flexible joints that can bend in unusual ways or to abnormally great extent.

Nearby words

  1. double-flap amputation,
  2. double-glazed,
  3. double-header,
  4. double-helical gear,
  5. double-hung,
  6. double-knit,
  7. double-lock,
  8. double-masked experiment,
  9. double-minded,
  10. double-nickel

Origin of double-jointed

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for double-jointed

double-jointed

adjective

having unusually flexible joints permitting an abnormal degree of motion of the parts
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Medicine definitions for double-jointed

double-jointed

adj.

Having unusually flexible joints, especially of the limbs or fingers.

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