[three-leg-id, -legd]


having three legs: a three-legged stool.
Informal. (of a schooner) having three masts.

Origin of three-legged

First recorded in 1590–1600 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • That three-legged whist—bridge—had always offended his fastidiousness—a mangled short cut of a game!


    John Galsworthy

  • She sat on the three-legged stool near the fire, though it was warm weather, and kept her face turned from me.

  • The cabin itself was small and naked of furniture, save camp cooking utensils, a tent stove and a couple of three-legged stools.

  • The youth handed over his three-legged steed to the Groom, mounted the other, and rode away at the head of the troop.

  • He's not one of your three-legged ones, but a fresh one, caught only this afternoon.