Meaning of uniped in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjuːnɪpɛd/


  • A person or animal having only one foot or leg.

    ‘The Premiership is fast becoming like a squash league containing two, maybe three, able-bodied players and a residue of unipeds.’
    • ‘On to the blankness, they unravelled myths - immortal Hyperboreans, unipeds bouncing on the snow.’
    • ‘It should be remembered that the same saga tells us about corpses sitting up in bed, about two Scotsmen who could run faster than deer, about unipeds hopping around shooting arrows.’
    • ‘The uniped skipped away and back north, and Karlsefni and his men gave chase, catching sight of him every now and again.’
    • ‘The great age of exploration in the 1500s witnessed the creation of its own folklore: sea serpents, unicorns and unipeds, the Fountain of Youth and the Seven Cities of Cibola.’


Early 19th century from uni-‘one’ + pes, ped- ‘foot’.