From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_058_ecross-leggedcross-legged /ˌkrɒs ˈleɡəd◂, -ˈleɡd◂ $ ˈkrɒːs ˌleɡəd, -ˌleɡd/ adverbSITin a sitting position with your kneeswide apart and one foot on top of the otherWe sat cross-legged on the floor. —cross-legged adjective
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cross-legged• All the children were sitting cross-legged on the floor.sat cross-legged• Carrie sat cross-legged beside me, her tummyhuge under her nightie.• Philippa sat cross-legged beside the bed, as if meditating on the carpet.• Lady Jones sat in a straight-backed chair; several chil-dren sat cross-legged on the floor in front of her.• He sat cross-legged on the floor scanningtitles for hours.• He sat cross-legged on the ground and stared into the black grid on the front of the radio. 2.25 p.m.• She sat cross-legged on the mat at the far side of the table.• Claude and Ruth were talking quietly with Pat, who sat cross-legged on the sofa.• Meh'Lindi sat cross-legged regarding Jaq expressionlessly all this time.