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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

The fine line between roaring with laughter and crying because it's a disaster is a very, very fine line. You see a chap slip on a banana skin in the street and you roar with laughter when he falls slap on his backside. If in doing so you suddenly see he's broken a leg, you very quickly stop laughing and it's not a joke anymore.
Roald Dahl

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

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

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.
Henny Youngman

I know of people who don't believe it, but depression is an illness, but unlike, say, a broken leg, you don't know when it'll get better.
Marian Keyes
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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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