[ leg-id, legd ]


  1. having a specified number or kind of legs (often used in combination):

    two-legged; long-legged.

  2. fitted with legs:

    a legged desk.


/ lɛɡd; ˈlɛɡɪd /


    1. having a leg or legs
    2. ( in combination )



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Word History and Origins

Origin of legged1

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; leg, -ed 3

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Example Sentences

Astley and others are interested in building snakelike robots to navigate where wheeled or legged robots can’t go.

And, like every animal — including the two-legged kind — he’s unique unto himself.

Build a three-legged stoolYou probably don’t think you need a three-legged stool in your life, but you do.

In a paper in Science Robotics, they explain how this allows a four-legged robot to improvise new skills and adapt to unfamiliar challenges in real time.

The legged robots are built to remain balanced as they maneuver through rocky trails, up and down staircases or through narrow passages.

Sitting up there at that little spindly-legged organ, he looked enormous, bigger than life, like a gorilla at a harpsichord.

I often sit on the floor and work cross-legged with my laptop.

And humility, well, that's about as useful as a one-legged man at an ass-kicking contest.

In the distance I spotted banners on buildings and a pair of one-legged fishermen balancing with large cone-shaped nets.

At eight o'clock the team filed out to warm up, Sawchuck leading, wide-legged in his goalie pads, and Howe last.

There was one honest dog in that company, but the two-legged specimen was a little "too sweet to be wholesome."

She wore soiled Burberry, high-legged tan boots, and a peaked cap of distinctly military appearance.

The children like to see their father and Frank sit on their three-legged stools in the stalls and milk the cows.

This is that he is a long-legged and short-armed animal, a condition the reverse of that seen in the anthropoid apes.

"No," she exclaimed with dainty aplomb to the man who sat cross-legged in muslin draperies on the table.