Definition of spindle-legged in English:



(also spindleshanked)

See spindle legs

‘The grasshopper seemed quite minuscule in comparison to the beast towering high above him, who could easily toss the gangling spindle-legged insect to one side with a single gesture of his monstrous paws.’
  • ‘The calves are born in May and are spindle-legged little creatures for the first few days.’
  • ‘Two spindle-legged chairs covered with a lilac butterfly fabric coordinated to match the round white table.’
  • ‘Ours was a brown box that sat on a spindle-legged stand and required a tall antenna.’
  • ‘He was a tall spindle-legged youngster with long arms and hands at the pivot spot.’