spindlelegs

[ spin-dl-legz ]
/ ˈspɪn dlˌlɛgz /

noun, plural spin·dle·legs for 2.

(used with a plural verb) long, thin legs.
(used with a singular verb) Informal. a tall, thin person with such legs.

Origin of spindlelegs

First recorded in 1640–50; spindle + leg + -s3

OTHER WORDS FROM spindlelegs

spin·dle-leg·ged [spin-dl-leg-id, -legd] /ˈspɪn dlˌlɛg ɪd, -ˌlɛgd/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for spindlelegs

  • His spindlelegs and sparrow feet are those of the tenor Mario, prince of Candia.

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British Dictionary definitions for spindlelegs

spindlelegs

spindleshanks (ˈspɪndəlˌʃæŋks)

/ (ˈspɪndəlˌlɛɡz) /

pl n

long thin legs
(functioning as singular) a person who has long thin legs
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