• (adjective) IPA(key): /ˈlɛɡɪd/, /ˈlɛɡd/
  • (verb form) IPA(key): /ˈlɛɡd/

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English legged, leggyd, equivalent to leg (noun) +‎ -ed.


legged (not comparable)

  1. Having legs, or a certain type or number of legs
    A robot which runs at a speed of over 29mph has set a new land-speed record for legged robots
    Many of the big African spiders are hairy-legged.
    Giraffes are the longest-legged animals.
    • 1874, Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd:
      The maltster, after having lain down in his clothes for a few hours, was now sitting beside a three-legged table, breakfasting off bread and bacon.
    • 1948, American Antiquity - Volumes 13-14, page 111:
      Farther west in the Carabobo-Aragua region Kidder has been able to establish some culture succession and he reports several legged vessels.
    • 1987, Army Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: A 1987 Review, page 10:
      DARPA is supporting several legged vehicle programs at Carnegie-Mellon and Ohio State Universities
    • 2011, Paul Muench, Efficiency and Speed in Legged Robotics, →ISBN, page 6:
      Beginning with his hopping robots at the MIT Leg Lab (Raibert, 1986), Marc Raibert has advanced the state of the art in legged robot control for practical application.


legged (plural leggeds)

  1. (in combinations) Someone or something having a certain number or type of legs
    Humans are not the only two-leggeds in the world.


compound adjectives of the sense “having legs of a particular quality”

Derived termsEdit

terms derived from “legged”
compound adjectives of the sense “having legs of a particular number”

Etymology 2Edit

leg (verb) +‎ -ed



  1. simple past tense and past participle of leg