[ wuhn-legd, -leg-id ]

  1. having only one leg.

  2. one-sided, as an argument or point of view.

  1. ineffectual because certain basic elements, measures, etc., are lacking: one-legged legislation.

Origin of one-legged

First recorded in 1835–45

Words Nearby one-legged Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use one-legged in a sentence

  • I should say there were twenty one-legged pensioners to one without an arm there.

    My Lady Ludlow | Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Neither does a one-legged man yearn sentimentally over his missing member.

    The Poison Belt | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He is reported to have said: "Ain't we in a —— of a fix, a one-eyed president, a one-legged general and a one-horse Confederacy."

    Under the Stars and Bars | Walter A. Clark
  • As well blame a one-legged man for hopping when trying to run.

    She Stands Accused | Victor MacClure
  • Hoppy was the keeper of the reservoir, a one-legged Irishman with a crutch.

    Hints to Pilgrims | Charles Stephen Brooks