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The Definition of - leg (noun)

    either of the two lower limbs of a biped, as a human being, or any of the paired limbs of an animal, arthropod, etc., that support and move the body.
    Anatomy. the lower limb of a human being from the knee to the ankle.
    something resembling or suggesting a leg in use, position, or appearance.
    the part of a garment that covers the leg:
    the leg of a stocking; trouser leg.
    one of usually several, relatively tall, slender supports for a piece of furniture.
    one of the sides of a forked object, as of a compass or pair of dividers.
    one of the sides of a triangle other than the base or hypotenuse.
    a timber, bar, or the like, serving to prop or shore up a structure.
    one of the flanges of an angle iron.
    one of the distinct sections of any course:
    the last leg of a trip.
    1. one of the series of straight runs that make up the zigzag course of a sailing ship.
    2. one straight or nearly straight part of a multiple-sided course in a sailing race.
    1. one of a designated number of contests that must be successfully completed in order to determine the winner.
    2. one of the stretches or sections of a relay race.
    legs, (in wine tasting) the rivulets of wine that slowly descend along the inside of a glass after the wine has been swirled, sometimes regarded as an indication that the wine is full-bodied.
    1. the part of the field to the left of and behind the batsman as he faces the bowler or to the right of and behind him if he is left-handed.
    2. the fielder playing this part of the field.
    3. the position of this fielder.
    Electricity. a component or branch of a circuit, network, antenna, etc.
    Radio and Television. a connecting link between stations in a network, as the microwave relays used in transmitting a show from one geographical area to another.
    bride2 (def 1).
    verb (used with object), legged, legging.
    to move or propel (a boat) with the legs:
    They legged the boat through the tunnel.
    Verb phrases
    leg up, to help (someone) to mount a horse.
    leg it, Informal. to walk rapidly or run:
    We'd better leg it or we'll be late for class.
    leg up,
    1. a means of help or encouragement; assist; boost:
      Studying the material with a tutor will give you a leg up on passing the exam.
    2. advantage; edge.
    not have a leg to stand on, to lack a valid or logical basis for one's argument or attitude:
    Without evidence, the prosecutor doesn't have a leg to stand on.
    on one's / its last legs, just short of exhaustion, breakdown, failure, etc.:
    The aristocracy was on its last legs.
    pull someone's leg,
    1. to make fun of someone; tease.
    2. to deceive someone; trick someone.
    shake a leg, Informal.
    1. to hurry up.
    2. Older Use. to dance.
    stretch one's legs, to take a walk; get some needed exercise after prolonged sitting:
    He got up during the intermission to stretch his legs.

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