Definition of peg leg in English:

peg leg

Syllabification: peg leg

noun

informal
  • 1An artificial leg, especially a wooden one.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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