Definition of spindle-shanks in English:

spindle-shanks

plural noun

informal, dated
  • 1Long thin legs.

    1. 1.1[treated as singular] A person with long thin legs.
      • ‘The latter role is danced by Alain Honorez, a spindle-shanks of towering talents and demonic energy, who almost (but not quite) upstaged the leads with his dazzling display of movement.’