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peg leg

n. Often Offensive
An artificial leg.
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peg leg

n
1. an artificial leg, esp one made of wood
2. a person with an artificial leg
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peg′ leg`


n.
1. an artificial leg, esp. a wooden one.
2. a person with an artificial leg.
[1760–70]
peg′legged`, adj.
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Translations

peg leg

n (inf) (= person)Stelzfuß m; (= leg also)Holzbein nt
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Tommy and his family decide to flee with Peg Leg Joe, who will guide them along the Underground Railroad to the promised land of Canada.
To qualify for the the dozen, you must wear three of the following items: a pirate hat, eye patch, bandana, costume hook pirate shirt, peg leg, parrot and knickers.
Here's Mr Ben, the one-limbed parrot fitted with a plastic peg leg made from a 3D printer.
In their latest collaboration, Garces and illustrator Bethaney Abercrombie create a story that stars Ryan, who looks every bit the pirate with his peg leg, patch covering one eye, a bushy beard and a hook in place of his right hand.
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Malaysia once arrested an Iranian man who was smuggling a large quantity of drugs into that country in his peg leg while another Iranian had fashioned methamphetamine crystal into sculptures and tried to import it into Malaysia as art.
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