Definition of peg leg in English:

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peg leg

Pronunciation: /ˈpeɡ ˌleɡ/


1An artificial leg, especially a wooden one.
Example sentences
  • Across from the parrot was a statue of a pirate captain, one eye covered with a patch, his red coat covered in brocade and one of his legs, predictably, replaced by a wooden peg leg.
  • Morris was tall and handsome, which helped him cut a swath; in a perverse way, the peg leg apparently helped too.
  • I remember seeing him at 4-years-old in Fishgard, Wales with a peg leg and a big top hat.
1.1A person with an artificial leg.
Example sentences
  • By that time, I was purely convinced that this Miles fellow was surely a peg leg of sorts with like, an eye patch and messed up teeth, and a bad chili-bowl haircut.

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