three-legged

[ three-leg-id, -legd ]

adjective
  1. having three legs: a three-legged stool.

  2. Informal. (of a schooner) having three masts.

Origin of three-legged

1
First recorded in 1590–1600

Words Nearby three-legged

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How to use three-legged in a sentence

  • "Gie her her will, or she'll burst," quo' the man when his wife kamed his head with the three-legged stool.

    The Proverbs of Scotland | Alexander Hislop
  • Heidi flew to the hearth, and dragging the three-legged stool up to the table, sat herself down upon it.

    Heidi | Johanna Spyri