Definition of rough-legged in US English:

rough-legged

adjective

  • Having feathered or hairy legs or feet; specifically (of a bird) having the tarsi feathered.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Turberville (c1543–c1597), poet and translator. From rough + legged.

Pronunciation

rough-legged

/ˌrʌfˈlɛɡ(ɪ)d/