three-legged race


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three-leg·ged race

 (thrē′lĕg′ĭd, -lĕgd′)
n.
A race in which contestants run in pairs with their near legs tied together.
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three-legged race

n
(Athletics (Track & Field)) a race in which pairs of competitors run with their adjacent legs tied together
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three′-leg`ged race′


n.
a race among paired contestants, with each contestant having one leg tied to the adjacent leg of his or her partner.
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Translations

three-legged race

ncorsa a coppie (con due gambe legate insieme)
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There were boys' races and girls' races, races of young women and old women, of fat men and fat women, sack races and three-legged races, and the contestants strove around the small track through a Bedlam of cheering supporters.
More than 70 willing participants have signed up for the event which will see teams of six adults, often in fancy dress, take part in fun but silly games such as a crazy three-legged race and an assault course.
There are giggles here, of course, especially during a sports day challenge including a wheelbarrow and three-legged race. But there are tears too as the guests face their demons.
There are giggles here, of course, especially during a sports day challenge including wheelbarrow and three-legged race. But there are tears too as the guests face their demons.
Chacko inaugurated the new cricket nets at the school, followed by a health walk, zumba dance and fun games, including musical chair, walk the line, treasure hunt, three-legged race and tug of war.
Zone 3 is dedicated to fun and games, with activities including tug of war, Ping Pong Waiter and a three-legged race, while Zone 4 is all about martial arts and combat with kung fu, karate, taekwondo and boxing and some Human Chess.
In the opening ceremony of 15th annual sports gala of the university, a number of events such as first-aid race, sack race, three-legged race and a 100-metre race were held in which the students, the faculty members and the employees participated.
Employees are teaming up for friendly competitions such as a three-legged race and a potato sack race.
Team work The three-legged race was all about cooperation
The children prepared to enjoy the summer holidays with a traditional event that involved all sorts of games, including the sack race, the three-legged race and even a bit of caber tossing.
Flat race, chatti race, obstacle race, three-legged race, ball in the basket and push-ups were the main attractions of the event.
As Pigeon and me run, my shoes are still undone and Pigeon's too small school trousers, which he's wearing although it's Sunday, make his steps shorter like in a three-legged race. We race anyway, over fences, between the jumble of houses that cluster on the hillside.