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loose-limbed

[ loos-limd ]

adjective

  1. having supple arms and legs:

    a loose-limbed athlete.



loose-limbed

adjective

  1. (of a person) having supple limbs


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Word History and Origins

Origin of loose-limbed1

First recorded in 1815–25

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Example Sentences

He was a broadshouldered loose-limbed swarthy fellow of great strength, never in a hurry, and always slouching.

"It's my opinion he's refused that crystal before," said the step-son, a loose-limbed lout of eighteen.

There was big, loose-limbed Arizona Moore, a new man in Glenwood, but preceded by his fame.

Richard stood up, a loose-limbed young giant, and narrowed his eyes.

The big, fair man laughed nervously, boisterously filling the whole room with his loose-limbed strength.

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