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peg leg

n. Often Offensive
An artificial leg.

peg leg

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

peg′ leg`


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

peg leg

n (inf) (= person)Stelzfuß m; (= leg also)Holzbein nt
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Visitors can see how prosthetics have advanced from the days of peg legs and hooks to high-tech devices made with advanced alloys, and how anesthesia has evolved from a stiff gulp of booze to sophisticated mixtures of pain-killing gases and drugs.
By Sami El-Shahed - The Egyptian Gazette Not very many prosthetic alternatives were available to the amputee in the Middle Ages except basic peg legs and hand hooks.
But the state of the art has far surpassed the hooks and peg legs of old.
Pirate society was energetic and testosterone filled similar to a college fraternity only with peg legs and fewer teeth" quips the author the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism in the Department of Economics at George Mason University.
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That's right, a pirate shop, selling the things a pirate needs--including peg legs and plank by the foot.
Yahner was so gargantuan, in fact, that he was able to straddle a line of children and walk over their heads with his peg legs hidden under tie-dyed pant legs.
There are even pirates, without the peg legs and eye patches but with enough guns to arm a small country.
Lalel said she would not have cared if he returned home with a couple of peg legs.
Pirate society was energetic and testosterone filled, similar to a college fraternity, only with peg legs and fewer teeth," quips the author, the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism in the Department of Economics at George Mason University.