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 (bâr′lĕg′ĭd, -lĕgd′)
adv. & adj.
With the legs uncovered: ran barelegged through the surf; barelegged children on the beach.

bare′leg′ged·ness n.


having uncovered legs
with uncovered legs


(ˈbɛərˌlɛg ɪd, -ˌlɛgd)

adj., adv.
with bare legs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.barelegged - having the legs uncovered by clothingbarelegged - having the legs uncovered by clothing; "barelegged children on the beach"
unclothed - not wearing clothing


[ˈbɛəˈlegɪd] ADJcon las piernas descubiertas


[ˌbɛəˈlɛgd] adja gambe scoperte
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Tom flung off his jacket and trousers, turned a suspender into a belt, raked away some brush behind the rotten log, dis- closing a rude bow and arrow, a lath sword and a tin trumpet, and in a moment had seized these things and bounded away, barelegged, with fluttering shirt.
Not only did he not wear pants, and was barefooted and barelegged, but about his middle, just like any black, he wore a brilliant-coloured loin- cloth, that, like a kilt, fell nearly to his sunburnt knees.
A strapping, ruddy girl was beating flax or some such stuff in a little bit of a good-box of a barn, and she swung her flail with a will--if it was a flail; I was not farmer enough to know what she was at; a frowsy, barelegged girl was herding half a dozen geese with a stick--driving them along the lane and keeping them out of the dwellings; a cooper was at work in a shop which I know he did not make so large a thing as a hogshead in, for there was not room.
I have seen grown men weeing and fighting in the street and passersby not batting an eyelid, but me barelegged in nearly-November?
Perfect for anyone not feeling brave enough to go completely barelegged this Christmas.
Hammond is a familiar sight in shorts during the balmier months of the year, but he'll be going barelegged from November 1 to March 31 in order to raise money for several charities.
As one's eyes move across the diagonally positioned title and down to the bottom right hand corner, they finally rest on an attractive--if, curiously enough, hunchbacked--young man seated before a provocatively posed, barelegged young woman.