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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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Caption: Billy Bowlegs (aka Halpatta Micco and Holata Micco) with his son Sonuk, as painted by Charles F.Wimer in 1858.
From there, paddle or motor slowly to the Gulf and explore the shoreline north past Bowlegs Point into Bull Cove.
The war was also known as Billy Bowlegs' War because Billy Bowlegs (Holata Micco) was the main Seminole leader in this the last Indian war to be fought east of the Mississippi River.
Children need vitamin D to build strong bones and prevent rickets, which causes bowlegs, knock-knees and weak bones." He noted that research suggests adequate amounts of vitamin D in the blood can play a role in the prevention and treatment of a number of different conditions, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and multiple sclerosis.
Bowlegs: It is a condition in which the knees stay wide apart when a person stands with the feet and ankles together, so the legs look like a circle.
Many times children develop knock-knees or bowlegs and parents think they will outgrow the bone deformity but in severity, these deformities can be lifelong and they affect the child's movement until they are corrected.
The younger affected individual V1 was born at full term with the birth weight on the low side of 2.3 kg, and bowlegs. Clearly, the clinical manifestations of the affected individuals in this family were highly heterogeneous.
In Human Mask, a real-life macaque monkey and YouTube star, trained to wait on tables as an unpaid but quick-footed restaurant worker, here wears a luminous white mask to become a strangely beautiful young Asian girl--despite hairy hands, bowlegs, an unpredictable tail, and an appetite for maggots.
Watering Trough Let the end of all bathtubs be this putting out to pasture of four Victorian bowlegs anchored in grasses.
"He's got bowlegs and I've got knocked knees, so they're going to have straight legs and they'll be normal height," she quipped.
Minor leg and foot problems children are born with include "pigeon" toes, splay foot, bowlegs, knock-knees and flat feet.
The Word "Rickets" is derived from 'Wrickken' meaning to twist.5 It occurs due to vitamin D deficiency and decreased intake of calcium in diet leading to softening of bones resulting in fractures and deformities.6 There may be bone pain, muscle weakness, growth disturbance, bowlegs, pigeon chest and knock-knees.6 Widening of wrist raises an early suspicion of this condition which is caused by the hyperplasia of metaphyseal cartilage.6