Definition of scissor-legged in US English:

scissor-legged

adjective

  • Of an object: having crossed supports pivoted like the two halves of a pair of scissors.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). In some forms from the singular of scissors + legged.

Pronunciation

scissor-legged

/ˈsɪzəˌlɛɡ(ɪ)d/