duck-legged

[ duhk-leg-id or, esp. British, -legd ]
/ ˈdʌkˌlɛg ɪd or, esp. 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.

Nearby words

  1. duck's ass,
  2. duck-billed dinosaur,
  3. duck-billed platypus,
  4. duck-egg,
  5. duck-egg blue,
  6. duck-walk,
  7. duckbill,
  8. duckboard,
  9. ducker,
  10. duckface

Origin of duck-legged

First recorded in 1640–50

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