[ loos-join-tid ]
/ ˈlusˈdʒɔɪn tɪd /


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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British Dictionary definitions for loose-jointed



supple and easy in movement
loosely built; with ill-fitting joints

Derived Forms

loose-jointedness, noun
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Medicine definitions for loose-jointed



Having freely articulated, highly mobile joints.
Limber or agile in movement.
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