noun, plural spin·dle·shanks. (used with a singular or plural verb)
Related formsspin·dle-shanked [spin-dl-shangkt] /ˈspɪn dlˌʃæŋkt/, adjective
Examples from the Web for spindleshanks
Perhaps they call you Sheepshanks, or Cruickshanks, or Spindleshanks?
Perhaps you are called Roast-ribs, or Sheepshanks, or Spindleshanks?Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm|Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Compliments are the makeshifts of the elderly to call away attention from their spindleshanks.A Nest of Linnets|Frank Frankfort Moore
Is your name, perhaps, Sheepshanks Cruickshanks, Spindleshanks?The Blue Fairy Book|Various