Definition of gangling in English:
(Of a person) tall, thin, and awkward in movements or bearing.
- Watson was 24, an awkward, gangling American, whose hair, Bill has noted, ‘appears in photographs to be straining to attach itself to some powerful magnet just out of frame’.
- A tall, gangling figure, he simultaneously apologises, flings off his jacket, tells me why his breakfast meeting over-ran and checks his emails, all in a blur of long legs and dark blue suit.
- Yet ‘Little George’, as he is known despite the fact that he is a tall gangling figure, is seen as a new force.
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