bow leg


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Noun1.bow leg - outward curvature of the legsbow leg - outward curvature of the legs  
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
2.bow leg - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)bow leg - 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"
References in classic literature ?
You know he's a very short, fat little man with bow legs. Well, that old pig of Mr.
There was an open square for the market-place; and in the centre of it, a large inn with a sign-post in front, displaying an object very common in art, but rarely met with in nature--to wit, a blue lion, with three bow legs in the air, balancing himself on the extreme point of the centre claw of his fourth foot.
Rickets is a bone disease in children that causes bow legs and other bone deformities.
Summary: Conditions such as bow legs, knock knees and in-toeing are usually outgrown but parents must monitor the child's progress
In a wide-ranging interview with the Mail on Sunday, the 26-yearold, who left the Scarlets for European champions Saracens this summer, also spoke for the first time about the stammer that has affected him since childhood, his distinctive bow legs, a truly bizarre tattoo and his big move to London with model girlfriend Sophie Harries.
"I've been getting stick about my bow legs," he added.
The pair were well known in veterinary circles for taking in any unwanted or unusual animals, including a circus lion with bow legs and an otter injured in a fight.
17 SARA COX, OUR COLUMNIST Coxy believes she was born to run: it's just a shame her bow legs and her knock knees don't agree with the rest of her