- having or marked by easy, free movement; limber.
- having loose joints.
- loosely built or framed.
Origin of loose-jointed
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for loose-jointed
In height he was tall, and his figure was thin and loose-jointed, but stringy and hard-bitten.Sir Nigel
Arthur Conan Doyle
He was big-boned, loose-jointed, and so sandy that it was a riddle to guess his age.At Start and Finish
But the long, big, loose-jointed fellow had miscalculated his strength.The Vast Abyss
George Manville Fenn
He was large and loose-jointed, with the frame of a Titan and the smile of a child.Sandy
Alice Hegan Rice
Tornik dropped into a loose-jointed heap in a big chair opposite.The Title Market
- supple and easy in movement
- loosely built; with ill-fitting joints
- Having freely articulated, highly mobile joints.
- Limber or agile in movement.
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