monopode

monopode

(ˈmɒnəˌpəʊd)
n
1. (Non-European Myth & Legend) a member of a legendary one-legged race of Africa
2. (Botany) another word for monopodium
[C19: from Late Latin monopodius]

mon•o•pode

(ˈmɒn əˌpoʊd)

adj.
1. having one foot.
n.
2. a creature having one foot.
3. (sometimes cap.) one of a fabled race of people having only one foot.
[1810–20; < Late Latin monopodius one-footed < Greek monopod-, s. of monópous (see mono-, -pod) + Latin -ius]
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I don't wish to be politically incorrect here, but if there is a monopode with criminal tendencies at large at the moment, would he not be at a disadvantage making a swift getaway?
Thus, the simplification process abstracts both legs into one, turning the character into a monopode, as if it were a pogo stick.