bow legs

bow legs [ˌbəu ˈlegz US ˌbou-] n [plural]
legs that curve outwards at the knees
>bow-legged [-ˈlegd,-ˈlegıd] adj

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • bow legs — noun outward curvature of the legs • Syn: ↑bow leg, ↑bandy legs • Hypernyms: ↑disability, ↑disablement, ↑handicap, ↑impairment * * * [bō] plural n. legs that curve outward at the knee; …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow legs — legs rounded outward at the knees …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bow-legs — A condition in which the legs curve out to leave a gap between the knees after the period of infancy has passed. It can be corrected with surgery or casting. Also called genu varum, tibia vara. * * * pl. n. abnormal out curving of the legs,… …   Medical dictionary

  • bow-legs — pl. n. abnormal out curving of the legs, resulting in a gap between the knees on standing. A certain degree of bowing is normal in small children, but persistence into adult life, or later development of this deformity, results from abnormal… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • bow — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a slip knot with a double loop. b a ribbon, shoelace, etc., tied with this. c a decoration (on clothing, or painted etc.) in the form of a bow. 2 a device for shooting arrows with a taut string joining the ends of a curved piece …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow leg — noun 1. a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee) • Syn: ↑bowleg, ↑bandyleg, ↑bandy leg, ↑genu varum, ↑tibia vara • Hypernyms: ↑leg, ↑disability, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow to sb/sth phrasal — verb (T) to finally agree to do something that people want you to, even though you do not want to do it: Congress may bow to public pressure and lift the arms embargo. 2 noun 1 (C) the act of bending the top part of your body forward to show… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bow — bow1 bowedness, n. bowingly, adv. /bow/, v.i. 1. to bend the knee or body or incline the head, as in reverence, submission, salutation, recognition, or acknowledgment. 2. to yield; submit: to bow to the inevitable. 3. to bend or curve downward;… …   Universalium

  • bow — I. /baʊ / (say bow) verb (i) 1. to bend or curve downwards; stoop: the pines bowed low. 2. to yield; submit: to bow to the inevitable. 3. to bend the body or head in worship, reverence, respect, or submission. 4. to incline the head or body, or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bow — I [[t]baʊ[/t]] v. i. 1) to bend the knee or body or incline the head, as in reverence, submission, or salutation 2) to yield; submit: to bow to the inevitable[/ex] 3) to bend or curve downward; stoop: The pines bowed low[/ex] 4) to bend or… …   From formal English to slang

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