Definition of Spindleshanks

1. Noun. A thin person with long thin legs.

Exact synonyms: Spindlelegs
Generic synonyms: Scrag, Skin And Bones, Thin Person

2. Noun. Long thin legs.
Exact synonyms: Spindlelegs
Generic synonyms: Leg

Definition of Spindleshanks

1. n. A person with slender shanks, or legs; -- used humorously or in contempt.

Definition of Spindleshanks

1. Noun. (archaic derogatory) A thin, lanky person with long legs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spindleshanks

spindle cell
spindle cell carcinoma
spindle cell lipoma
spindle cell nevus
spindle cell sarcoma
spindle fibre
spindle horn
spindle tree
spindleberry
spindleberry tree
spindled
spindlelegs
spindler
spindlers
spindles
spindleshanks (current term)
spindletail
spindletails
spindlework
spindleworm
spindleworms
spindlier
spindliest
spindliness
spindling
spindly
spindom
spindrift
spindrifts
spine

Literary usage of Spindleshanks

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1. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1871)
"... and the spindleshanks which the name of Black- lock and of many of his sons reveal, nothing of the coarseness which somehow or other we cannot separate ..."

2. The General Stud-book, Containing Pedigrees of Race Horses, &c. &c. from the (1891)
"Miss spindleshanks, by Omar ... MARE (sister to Soldier), Bred by Mr O'KELLY, in 1787, her dam, Miss spindleshanks, by Omar— Starling—Godolphin Arabian. ..."

3. Eclipse & OK̓elly: Being a Complete History So Far as is Known of that by Theodore Andrea Cook (1907)
"(Miss spindleshanks). This mare is own sister to Soldier, &c. 28 Madcap, a bay mare, got by Eclipse, her dam by Blank, grand dam by Blaze—Greyhound—Curwen ..."

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