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Definition of Leg


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers.
  4. A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.
  5. A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.
  6. The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.
  7. 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.
  8. The case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.
  9. A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.
  10. To use as a leg, with it as object
  11. To bow.
  12. To run.
  13. 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.
  14. A branch or lateral circuit connecting an instrument with the main line.
  15. A branch circuit; one phase of a polyphase system.

Leg Quotations

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Abraham Lincoln

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
Abraham Lincoln

Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.
Bill Gates

It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Money is like an arm or leg - use it or lose it.
Henry Ford
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Leg Translations

leg in Afrikaans is been, poot
leg in Danish is ben
leg in Dutch is been
leg in French is jambe, patte
leg in German is Bein, Programmzweig
leg in Italian is gamba, zampa
leg in Latin is crur; cruris
leg in Spanish is pierna
leg in Swedish is ben

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