[ adjective ] tall and thin and having long slender limbs
"a gangling teenager" "a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man"
Used in print(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
She was forty-nine at this time , a lanky woman of breeding with an austere , narrow face which had the distinction of a steeple or some architecture that had been designed long_ago for a stubborn sort of prayer .
[ adjective ] ungracefully tall and thin
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Nikolai_Cherkasov , the Russian actor who has played such heroic roles as Alexander_Nevsky and Ivan_the_Terrible , performs the lanky Don_Quixote , and does so with a simple dignity that bridges the inner nobility and the surface absurdity of this poignant man .