from The Century Dictionary.

  • Long, slim legs; hence, a tall, thin person with such legs or shanks: used humorously or in contempt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A spindleshanks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun long thin legs
  • noun a thin person with long thin legs


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