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duck-legged

[ duhk-leg-id or, especially British, -legd ]
/ ˈdʌkˌlɛg ɪd or, especially British, -ˌlɛgd /
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adjective

having legs that are unusually short: He crept up in a half-crouch that made him look duck-legged.

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Origin of duck-legged

First recorded in 1640–50
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