Dear all, this is from the novel Zoli by Colum McCann. The wheels [of caravans] got stuck in the puddled roads. We lifted them out and walked bowlegged for a better grip, following the notched bones and bundled straw and other signs. The sentence we walked carefully in the mud for a better grip and lifted them out would be clear: to find a place for a comfortable and reliable grip. The sentence as it is, is not clear. Could you explain please? Walk bowlegged I guess means walk carefully. Is this correct?