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 ?
answered a husky voice from above, and, running up, Meg found her sister eating apples and crying over the Heir of Redclyffe, wrapped up in a comforter on an old three-legged sofa by the sunny window.
In the way of furniture, there is a stove with a voluminous funnel; an old pine desk with a three-legged stool beside it; two or three wooden-bottom chairs, exceedingly decrepit and infirm; and -- not to forget the library -- on some shelves, a score or two of volumes of the Acts of Congress, and a bulky Digest of the Revenue laws.
At any rate, it was a strange, three-legged thing, which supported a great panful of charcoal ashes at the top.
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
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.
You're never easy till you've got some sweetheart as is as big a fool as yourself: you think you'll be finely off when you're married, I daresay, and have got a three-legged stool to sit on, and never a blanket to cover you, and a bit o' oat-cake for your dinner, as three children are a-snatching at.
The first prize he offered was for the chariot races--a woman skilled in all useful arts, and a three-legged cauldron that had ears for handles, and would hold twenty-two measures.
At the farther end was a small brazier of burning charcoal, beside which on a three-legged wooden stool there sat a tall, thin old man, with his jaw resting upon his two fists, and his elbows upon his knees, staring into the fire.
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.
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.
These young ladies--not supposed to have been actually christened by the names applied to them, though always so called in the family from the places of their birth in barracks--are respectively employed on three-legged stools, the younger (some five or six years old) in learning her letters out of a penny primer, the elder
How could he stand against the three-legged woman, and the man with his eye in his cheek?