from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One of the limbs or appendages that an animal uses for locomotion or support.
- noun One of the lower or hind limbs in humans and other primates.
- noun The part of the limb between the knee and foot in vertebrates.
- noun The back part of the hindquarter of a meat animal.
- noun A supporting part resembling a leg in shape or function.
- noun One of the branches of a forked or jointed object.
- noun The part of a garment, especially of a pair of trousers, that covers the leg.
- noun Mathematics Either side of a right triangle that is not the hypotenuse.
- noun A stage of a journey or course, especially.
- noun Nautical The distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack.
- noun The part of an air route or a flight pattern that is between two successive stops, positions, or changes in direction.
- noun One of several contests that must be successfully completed in order to determine the winner of a competition.
- noun Sports One stretch of a relay race.
- noun The narrow streams of swirled wine or spirits that run slowly down along the inside of a glass, often believed to indicate that the liquid is full-bodied.
- noun Slang The ability to last or sustain success, especially by appealing to an audience.
- intransitive verb To go on foot; walk or run. Often used with the indefinite it.
- idiom (a leg to stand on) A justifiable or logical basis for defense; support.
- idiom (a leg up) The act or an instance of assisting; a boost.
- idiom (a leg up) A position of advantage; an edge.
- idiom (on (one's) last legs) At the end of one's strength or resources; ready to collapse, fail, or die.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of the two lower limbs of man, or any one of the limbs of an animal which support and move the body.
- noun Some object resembling a leg in use, position, or appearance: as, the legs of a table or chair; the legs of a pair of dividers; the legs of a triangle (the sides, as opposed to the base, especially the sides adjacent to a right angle); the leg of an angle, or of a hyperbola.
- noun Hence Something that serves for support, moral or physical.
- noun The part of a pair of trousers or drawers, or of a stocking, that covers the leg.
- noun In cricket:
- noun The part of the field that lies to the left of and behind the batsman as he faces the bowler: as, to strike a ball to leg.
- noun The fielder who occupies that part of the field known as leg. Also
- noun A sharper: same as
- noun Naut.: The run made by a ship on one tack when beating to windward.
- noun One of two Small ropes spliced together, by which a buntline or leech-line is fastened to the foot or leech of a sail.
- An abbreviation of
- To pass on; walk or run nimbly: often with an indefinite it.
- To make a reverence.
- noun An abbreviation of legislative or legislature; of legal; of legate; of the Latin legit, he reads; of legunt, they read.
- noun In telephony, a wire used for connecting a subscriber's line directly with the main switchboard.
- noun Same as
- noun In machinery: The movable case which contains the bucket-belt or -conveyer of a grain-elevator.
- noun The tube in which the grain is lifted into an elevator.
- noun In mining, a peculiar form of quartz-reef, forming a nearly vertical prolongation of the saddle.
- noun A tongue-like portion of some geologic formation which projects from the main mass or intrudes others. The term is a local one used in England for such relationship in different drift deposits.
- noun A play in which ‘leg-business’ is a prominent feature.
- noun His position in the field.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.
- noun That which resembles a leg in form or use; especially, any long and slender support on which any object rests
- noun The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg.
- noun obsolete A bow, esp. in the phrase
to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.
- noun Slang, Eng. A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.
- noun (Naut.) The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.
- noun (Steam Boiler) An extension of the boiler downward, in the form of a narrow space between vertical plates, sometimes nearly surrounding the furnace and ash pit, and serving to support the boiler; -- called also
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Suppose we call a tail a leg (that is, "impose" the word ˜leg™ to include tails).
"No, no," says Foote; "was I to stay any longer, you would not let me _have a leg to stand on_; for there is so _little wood_ in your house, that I am afraid one of your servants may light the fire with _my right leg_," which was his wooden one.
Papers were written for and against the tar-water and the restored leg, when a second letter arrived from the (pretended) country practitioner: -- "In my last I omitted to mention that the broken limb of the sailor was a _wooden leg_!"
The ability to run \ "leg over leg\" has been achieved by a number of transfemoral amputees who have developed this technique through training and working with knowledgeable coaches.
*all step wif left leg all step wif right leg all step wif left leg all step wif right leg*
You Raven know this, but the term leg could easily mislead some readers. stevaroni replied to comment from Pete Dunkelberg
You Raven know this, but the term leg could easily mislead some readers.
Only Sunday's stage between Tarbes and Luz-Ardiden the last mountain leg is likely to have a major impact on the race standings.
"Soon as your leg is all well, and you 're every speck over the hookin-cough, why – you can be the boss!"
_Artiodactyla_ the fore and little fingers are shorter, rudimentary, or entirely wanting, and the two centre metacarpals, the middle and ring fingers are prolonged into what we call the leg below the knee in these animals, which consist of separate or fused bones terminated by the usual three joints of the finger, on the last of which is placed the hoof.