peg-leg

peg-leg

1. Someone with only a missing leg that has been replaced with a prosthetic one. Potentially offensive when used in reference to someone else. (Drawn from the image of pirates with wooden pegs used in place of missing legs.) A: "Who's the peg-leg over there?" B: "Dude, he's a world-class Paralympic athlete. Show a little respect."
2. A prosthetic leg. Potentially offensive when used in reference to someone else. I took off my peg-leg while I sat down on the park bench, and some damned kids ran away with it!
3. By extension, someone who walks with a limp. Can be used as a derogatory term for someone with a genuine disability, or as a jocular term when someone or oneself has a temporary limp. He's been a bit of a peg-leg ever since the car accident. A: "Why are you walking around like a peg-leg?" B: "My foot fell asleep!"

peg-leg

n. a rude nickname for someone with a wooden peg for a leg. (Now used primarily in reference to theatrical pirates.) Hey, peg-leg. Race you to the bar!
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It also is the coffin from which Peg-leg [the devil] comes and goes." The coffin is automated and controlled by remote.
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I went out dressed as pirate for a friend's fancy dress party the other night and took with me a crutch for my make-believe peg-leg.
Mike Garey at the (http://featheredangels.org/) Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary in Arlington, Tenn., knew Buttercup's foot needed to be removed, but thought he do better than a peg-leg. He thought that a 3D printed foot could build up Buttercup without letting him down.
By whatever name it has been known, whether it be "peg-leg", "artificial limb" or "prosthesis", this object has had a fundamental role in the modern history of the Welsh people and has conditioned the life experiences of so many members of the nation.
The stairs were in my flat, so I felt partially responsible, and I did my Florence Nightingale duty by driving Peg-leg to casualty the next day.
Downing's left peg could take Young down a peg or two, even though the talented Teessider will be more of a peg-leg for the foreseeable future.
With aspirations to become the all important ship's cat, Scratch must contend with getting his 'sea legs', dealing with a cantankerous cook, Peg-leg and living up to the reputation of the previous feline incumbent, Fluffy.
I hobbled around on a cane and most everyone thought it was part of the show, peg-leg pirate stuff.
Peg-Leg and the Nurses appear in each painting; the Nurses often cluster around Peg-Leg, who is pilfered from an ad for an interracial motel in the Catskills.
For starters, most pirates have at least one peg-leg to deal with and this must make controlling the pedals on their bikes extremely difficult.
Darrel shoveling dirt from the tractor bucket ever so carefully into the bed and filling up the cinder block holes while Peg-leg and Spanky inspected every movement.