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peg leg

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noun
  1. an artificial leg, especially a wooden one.
  2. a person with an artificial leg.
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Origin of peg leg

First recorded in 1760–70
Related formspeg·legged, adjective
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Examples from the Web for peg leg

Historical Examples

  • "Father Rozeno is a very devout and holy man," Peg-leg said.

    Sinister Paradise

    Robert Moore Williams

  • "Come, let us pull the boat to the island," Peg-leg spoke quickly.

    Sinister Paradise

    Robert Moore Williams

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for peg leg

peg leg

noun informal
  1. an artificial leg, esp one made of wood
  2. a person with an artificial leg
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