Definitions of leg

  1. To use as a leg, with it as object
  2. To bow.
  3. ( nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
  4. a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
  5. cloth covering consisting of the part of a garment that covers the leg
  6. one of the supports for a piece of furniture
  7. a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part between the knee and ankle
  8. a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion
  9. the limb of an animal used for food
  10. 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.
  11. That which resembles a leg in form or use; especially, any long and slender support on which any object rests; as, the leg of a table; the leg of a pair of compasses or dividers.
  12. A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.
  13. A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.
  14. The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.
  15. The case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.
  16. A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.
  17. Either side of a triangle of a triangle as distinguished from the base or, in a right triangle, from the hypotenuse; also, an indefinitely extending branch of a curve, as of a hyperbola.
  18. A branch or lateral circuit connecting an instrument with the main line.
  19. A branch circuit; one phase of a polyphase system.
  20. 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 water leg.
  21. One of the limbs by which men and animals walk; anything resembling this limb; as, the leg of a chair; a covering for a lower limb.
  22. One of the limbs by which animals walk: a long, slender support of anything, as of a table.
  23. Limb by which men and animals walk; support for a table, & c.
  24. A supporting limb of an animal or something analogous to it; as, the leg of a stocking; the leg of a table; a support.
  25. A limb by which an animal walks; that part of the limb from the knee to the foot; that which covers the leg; the long or slender support of anything; the side of a triangle. To stand on one's own legs, to depend on one's own efforts without aid.
  26. The limb of an animal which supports the body; that by which anything is supported, as the leg of a table.
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