- awkwardly tall and spindly; lank and loosely built.
Origin of gangling
- to move awkwardly or ungracefully: A tall, stiff-jointed man gangled past.
Origin of gangle
Related Words for ganglingawkward, bony, gawky, lanky, lumbering, skinny, spindly, tall, thin, leggy, long-legged
Examples from the Web for gangling
Historical Examples of gangling
Four years there did the work for the gangling, silent mountaineer.The Escape of Mr. Trimm
Irvin S. Cobb
It was the first joke the gangling innovator had perpetrated.The Brown Mouse
The rest were children, from gangling adolescents to one mere infant in arms.Nightmare Planet
Look a that gangling country jay, he muttered in Osgoods ear.The New Boys at Oakdale
Long, lean and hollow cheeked, the term "gangling" fits him better than any other.The Boy Aviators in Africa
- tall, lanky, and awkward in movement
Word Origin for gangling
by 1812, a frequentative of gang in some sense involving looseness.
GANGLING. Tall, slender, delicate, generally applied to plants. Warw. [James O. Halliwell, "A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words," 1846]