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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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Originating from the work of feminist scholars (see for example Crenshaw 1991, Bowleg 2008, Lykke 2010, Hancock 2007, Shields 2008, Yuval-Davis 2006), intersectionality holds that socially constructed categories of identity and difference do not operate in isolation, but interact and reinforce each other in people's experiences.
Based on the central tenets of intersectionality theory (see Bilge 2009; Bowleg 2008; Davis 2008; Hankivsky and Cormier 2009), we posit that while examining immigrant/refugee experiences, it is important to pay attention to how social categories such as race, class, gender, age, geography, immigrant status, ethnicity, and so on intersect to shape participants' experiences.
TETI, Michelle; BOWLEG, Lisa; RUBINSTEIN, Susan; LLOYD, Linda; BERHANE, Zek; GOLD, Marla.
5) See for a discussion on the methodology of intersectionality for example Bowleg (2008) and McCall's (2005) analysis.
The process of internalizing anti-working-class prescriptions is even more pronounced in his encounter with Sir Joseph Bowleg who says:
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Lisa Bowleg into a career as a researcher, initially specializing in HIV/AIDS legislation and policy.
General practitioners are often asked to assess bowleg and knock-knee deformities in infants, children and adolescents.
El termino "riesgo" ha sido sujeto de multiples interpretaciones y definiciones, sin embargo es posible establecer dos orientaciones epistemologicas que concentran la forma como este ha sido abordado: en la primera, el riesgo pue de entenderse como un hecho medible, objetivo y que puede expresarse en terminos de probabilidades (Aschengrau and Seage, 2003; Petersen and Lupton, 2000); y en la segunda, el riesgo, desde aproximaciones antropologicas y sociologicas, aparece como una construccion dependiente de lo sociocultural (Paicheler, 1999; Bowleg, 2004; Bhattacharya, 2004).
Bowleg L, Lucas KL and Tschann JM, "The ball was always in his court": an exploratory analysis of relationship scripts, sexual scripts, and condom use among African American women, Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2004, 28(1):70-82.
Gender roles that accord higher status and more permissiveness for males and passivity for females can have a negative impact on the sexual health of women if they are unable to protect themselves against unintended pregnancy or STD/HIV infection (Amaro and Raj, 2000; Bowleg et al, 2000; Castaneda, 2000).
HB 4008, Public Act 471 (1988), Cited in Bowleg (1994).