- having only one leg.
- one-sided, as an argument or point of view.
- ineffectual because certain basic elements, measures, etc., are lacking: one-legged legislation.
Origin of one-legged
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for one-legged
And humility, well, that's about as useful as a one-legged man at an ass-kicking contest.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin
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In the distance I spotted banners on buildings and a pair of one-legged fishermen balancing with large cone-shaped nets.A Little Too Off the Beaten Path in Burma
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Take Hulga, the one-legged shut-in in “Good Country People.”Flannery O’Connor’s Desire for God
November 13, 2013
A one-legged torso wearing only a stiletto-heeled boot was found floating in a Venice lagoon.Headless Torso Found in Venice Lagoon
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June 2, 2013
The one-legged Vietnam vet is serving as chairman of the Senate committee overseeing the Embryonic Stem Cell Bill.Natalie Portman's Dad's Bizarre Novel
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A one-legged, misery-eyed hunchback offered him penny diaries.Dreamers of the Ghetto
The "Monocoli," or one-legged people, are mentioned by Pliny, Hist.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)
I should say there were twenty one-legged pensioners to one without an arm there.My Lady Ludlow
"ONE-legged, you mean," he said, indicating his helpless limb.Openings in the Old Trail
Among them were three or four one-legged men and as many minus an arm.Drum Taps in Dixie
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