- an artificial leg, especially a wooden one.
- a person with an artificial leg.
Origin of peg leg
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for peg leg
"Come, let us pull the boat to the island," Peg-leg spoke quickly.
"Father Rozeno is a very devout and holy man," Peg-leg said.
Mr. Bodge retreated as nimbly as a man with a peg-leg could be expected to move.
"There's runnin' water there," announced the wizard, stabbing the soil with his peg-leg.
He pulled up his trousers and showed a shank as shrunken as a peg-leg.
- an artificial leg, esp one made of wood
- a person with an artificial leg
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