peg leg

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noun

an artificial leg, especially a wooden one.
a person with an artificial leg.

Origin of peg leg

First recorded in 1760–70
Related formspeg·legged, adjective
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peg leg

noun informal

an artificial leg, esp one made of wood
a person with an artificial leg
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