peg leg


noun

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

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Origin of peg leg

First recorded in 1760–70

OTHER WORDS FROM peg leg

peglegged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for peg leg

peg leg

noun informal

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