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1. A leg having an outward curvature in the region of the knee.
2. The condition of such a curvature of the legs.


(ˈbəʊˌlɛɡ) or

bow leg

a leg that curves outwards



1. outward curvature of the legs causing a separation of the knees when the ankles are close or in contact.
2. a leg so curved.
bow′leg`ged, adj.
bow′leg`ged•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowleg - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)bowleg - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
Adj.1.bowleg - have legs that curve outward at the kneesbowleg - have legs that curve outward at the knees
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"


, bow-leg
n. V.: genu varum V.: bandy leg.
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