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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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While these two points are close, about two miles south of the river, Bowlegs Point is about six miles farther south, near the Pepperfish Keys.
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.
In an area of East Central Oklahoma covering approximately three counties, GCTC serves the communities of Asher, Bethel, Bowlegs, Butner, Chandler, Cromwell, Dale, Earlsboro, Macomb, Maud, McLoud, Meeker, New Lima, Paden, Prague, Seminole, Shawnee, Strother, Tecumseh, Varnum, Wellston and Wewoka.
They were different colors but they were all the same shape: broad shoulders, bowlegs and square muzzles.
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Billy Bowlegs (Holata Micco) was among the first indigenous peoples to be photographed while on a trip to New York in 1852 and 1858 before and after the third war of 1855-58, also known as Bowleg's War.
If you hate your hips, feet, bowlegs, I've got some bad news for you: You're stuck with them.
As the name implies, Bowlegs are small, aluminum legs that, once attached to your bow's riser, allow you set your bow down without laying it on the ground.