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Meaning of "wooden leg" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WOODEN LEG

wooden leg  [ˈwʊdən leɡ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WOODEN LEG

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wooden leg is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WOODEN LEG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wooden leg

Pegleg

A pegleg is a prosthesis, or artificial limb, fitted to the remaining stump of a human leg. Its use dates to antiquity. By the late 19th century, prosthetics vendors would offer peg legs as cheaper alternatives to more intricate lifelike artificial legs. Even as vendors touted advantages of more complicated prostheses over simple peg legs, according to a contemporary surgeon, many patients found a peg leg more comfortable for walking. According to medical reports, some amputees were able to adjust to the use of a peg leg so well that they could walk 10, or even 30, miles in one day. Nowadays, wooden peg legs have been replaced by more modern materials, though some sports prostheses do have the same form.

Definition of wooden leg in the English dictionary

The definition of wooden leg in the dictionary is a replacement leg made of wood.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WOODEN LEG


gleg
ɡleɡ
jackleg
ˈdʒækleɡ
jockteleg
ˈdʒɒktəˌleɡ
midleg
ˈmɪdˌleɡ
sheerleg
ˈʃɪəˌleɡ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WOODEN LEG

woodcock
woodcraft
woodcraftsman
woodcut
woodcutter
woodcutting
wooded
wooden
Wooden Horse
wooden Indian
wooden nickel
wooden spoon
wooden tongue
woodenhead
woodenheaded
woodenheadedness
woodenly
woodenness
woodentop
woodenware

WORDS THAT END LIKE WOODEN LEG

a hollow leg
an arm and a leg
cabriole leg
dead leg
fine leg
inside leg
long leg
lower leg
milk leg
pant leg
peg leg
pull someone´s leg
shake a leg
short leg
show a leg
square leg
table leg
trouser leg
white leg

Synonyms and antonyms of wooden leg in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wooden leg» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WOODEN LEG

Find out the translation of wooden leg to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wooden leg from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wooden leg» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

木腿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pata de palo
570 millions of speakers

English

wooden leg
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लकड़ी के पैर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الساق الخشبية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

деревянная нога
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perna de pau
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাঠের পায়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jambe de bois
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kaki kayu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stelzfuß
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

木製の義足
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나무 다리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kayu leg
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chân gỗ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மரக்கால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लाकडी पायरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tahta bacak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gamba di legno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

drewniana noga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дерев´яна нога
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

picior de lemn
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξύλινο πόδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

houtbeen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

träben
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

trebein
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wooden leg

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WOODEN LEG»

The term «wooden leg» is regularly used and occupies the 68.207 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WOODEN LEG» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wooden leg

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WOODEN LEG»

Discover the use of wooden leg in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wooden leg and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Red Parrot, Wooden Leg
See catalogue number 27214 for the paperback edition. This is an original first novel of an accomplished poet: erotic, humorous, exotic and sensuous.
Gregorio Kohon, 2011
2
Wooden Leg: A Warrior who Fought Custer
Told with vigor and insight, this is the memorable story of Wooden Leg (1858?1940), one of sixteen hundred warriors of the Northern Cheyennes who fought with the Lakotas against Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Wooden Leg, Richard Littlebear, 2003
3
The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders
Ever since Inspector Anders of the Rome Police lost his leg ten years ago, he has made moral compromises with the corruption of the Italian state, but when he ventures into southern Italy to investigate the murder of a respected judge, he ...
Marshall Browne, 2002
4
My well-balanced life on a wooden leg: memoirs
Essays and anecdotes recount cartoonist Al Capp's career as the creator of Li'l Abner and describe the ups and downs of growing up with one leg
Al Capp, 1991
5
The Hen with the Wooden Leg
Judy, Pauline, Lorie, and Grandpa find an injured, lost hen and take her in and help her.
Claudine Routiaux, 1992
6
Notes and Queries
It is clear that the “ crus lignenm," or wooden leg, was known to the Romans :— “ Inepte, fnrstra crnre ligneo curres." When a certain Iiite'mteur stole Martial's verses and circulated them with his own, the poet, in his epignmmatic way, compared ...
‎1865
7
Native American Autobiography: An Anthology
Edited by THOMAS B. MARQUIS Wooden Leg was born a northern Cheyenne in 1858. His "baby name" was Eats From the Hand, a name which was changed to Wooden Leg in honor of an uncle whose ability to walk prodigious distances he ...
Arnold Krupat, 1994
8
Autobiographies: Autobiographical Novel, My Left Foot, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Source Wikipedia, Books Llc, Books Group, 2010
9
The Lancet London: A Journal of British and Foreign ...
The surface that is left for supporting the weight of EXTREMITIES. 953 the body, is so difi'erent from the natural surface of the foot, that perhaps it may be doubtful in certain cases, whether it is better than a wooden leg. I admitted a patient some  ...
‎1830
10
Operation Wooden Leg
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WOODEN LEG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wooden leg is used in the context of the following news items.
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You wooden leg to miss it...
Registration is now open for the third annual Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Newport Municipal ... «Oregon Coast Today, Jul 15»
2
6 Things You May Not Know About Santa Anna
Santa Anna's severed leg did not remain in the ground for long, however. ... who fled without something quite important—his prosthetic cork and wooden leg. «History, May 15»
3
Football People On TV: Jim White
His Wikipedia entry suggests he has a wooden leg, and we see no reason to disagree with this. Lingo Bingo It's often forgotten how long Jim has been at this ... «Football365.com, Feb 15»
4
Local actor has small role in Travolta film
... films, and Travolta invited him to be on screen in the upcoming Western “In the Valley of Violence,” in which Travolta plays a marshal with a wooden leg. «Ocala, Aug 14»
5
WW1 hero continued as policeman with wooden leg after limb was …
Incredibly, after the war, PC Peters re-joined West Midlands Police and carried on working on the beat for a further 17 years despite only having one leg, before ... «Yahoo News UK, Aug 14»
6
Santa Anna's leg has quite the past
The news we heard last week that the San Jacinto Museum in Texas covets Santa Anna's wooden leg is nothing new. Texas tried to get that leg from Springfield ... «The State Journal-Register, May 14»
7
Choose your battles: Illinois won't give up Santa Anna leg
He lost his left leg during a battle against invading French troops in 1838, and ... In 1847, during the Mexican-American War, he lost the wooden leg as well. «Dallas Morning News, May 14»
8
Museum sticks to its guns over Santa Anna's leg
The curator of the Illinois State Military Museum plans to keep Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's wooden leg despite a failed petition that sought to ... «Chicago Tribune, May 14»
9
Wooden leg from Robeson County Confederate veteran part of Fort …
A wooden leg that belonged to Pvt. David Allen, a soldier with the Confederate Army's Company K, 40th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops and a Robeson ... «Fayetteville Observer, Jan 14»
10
Wooden Legs and Duck Feet: A Brief History of Prosthetic Innovation
It's not often you see a duck with a prosthesis, but one Buttercup the duck has a new foot. Buttercup, whose mobility was hindered by a foot deformity, can now ... «Motherboard, Jul 13»

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