Tall, thin, and awkwardly built
Having little flesh or fat on the body
The lanky youth had grown into a muscular man with icy green eyes, curly black hair, and chiseled features as cold as his father's.
The new king, Christian VII., could not endure him, and exclaimed, with reference to his lanky figure: "He's stork below and fox above."
A lanky boy in his late teens stood beside the bed.
The lanky form standing between her and the door made her gasp.
The gardener aims usually at producing stout, robust, short-jointed stems, instead of long lanky growths defective in woody tissue.