The Full Wiki

More info on Peg leg

Peg leg: Wikis

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


(Redirected to Pegleg article)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pegleg of Gen. Józef Sowiński

A pegleg is a prosthesis, more specifically an artificial limb of carved wood fitted to the remaining stump of a human leg, as often seen in pirate movies. Peglegs have been replaced by more-modern materials, though some sports prostheses do have the same form.


Famous peg leg wearers



Not Quite Peglegs

  • Long John Silver in the book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stephenson, was missing a leg, but did not have a pegleg. He used a crutch.
  • Davy Jones, a character in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, was missing a leg, but it was replaced by the leg of a crab.
  • The Scotsman, in the Samurai Jack TV series, has his missing leg replaced by a machine gun.
  • Cherry Darling, in the Grindhouse film Planet Terror, has a missing leg replaced by an assault rifle.


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address