three-legged


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three-legged

adj
(of a piece of furniture) having three legs or supports(of an animal) having three legs or limbs

three′-leg′ged



adj.
having three legs, as a stool.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.three-legged - having or as if having three legs; "a three-legged stool"; "a three-legged race"
legged - having legs of a specified kind or number; "four-legged animals"; "a peg-legged man"
Translations

three-legged

[ˈθriːˈlegɪd] ADJde tres patas, de tres pies

three-legged

[ˌθriːˈlɛgɪd] adj (table, stool) → a tre gambe
References in classic literature ?
Now Sultan had nobody he could ask to be his second but the shepherd's old three-legged cat; so he took her with him, and as the poor thing limped along with some trouble, she stuck up her tail straight in the air.
How could he stand against the three-legged woman, and the man with his eye in his cheek?
That three-legged woman lay on the bridge, with her stock in trade so disposed as to command the most striking effect--one natural leg, and two long, slender, twisted ones with feet on them like somebody else's fore- arm.
Strickland would not go near them, not from any affectation of stoicism, for I found him seated on a three-legged stool when I went into the studio one day and he was alone, but because he did not like them.
He seemed to be a three-legged creature at first sight, but on coming nearer you would have seen that 'twas really naught but a poorly clad man, who for a freak had covered up his rags with a capul-hide, nothing more nor less than the sun-dried skin of a horse, complete with head, tail, and mane.
Each girl sat down on her three-legged stool, her face sideways, her right cheek resting against the cow; and looked musingly along the animal's flank at Tess as she approached.
To my thinking," said the dairyman, rising suddenly from a cow he had just finished off, snatching up his three-legged stool in one hand and the pail in the other, and moving on to the next hard-yielder in his vicinity; "to my thinking, the cows don't gie down their milk today as usual.
The sitting-room contained, besides the armchair, two other chairs, a piano, a three-legged table, and a cosy corner.
As Leonard was kicking off his boots he jarred the three-legged table, and a photograph frame, honourably poised upon it, slid sideways, fell off into the fireplace, and smashed.
Suddenly she came upon a little three-legged table, all made of solid glass; there was nothing on it except a tiny golden key, and Alice's first thought was that it might belong to one of the doors of the hall; but, alas
Marilla set the candle on a three-legged, three-cornered table and turned down the bedclothes.
A couple who have spent their lives saving stray animals bring in a three-legged cat called Jersey, who has recently become lame in her single back leg.