leg

leg
[[t]lɛg[/t]]
n. v. legged, leg•ging
1) anat. either of the two lower limbs of a biped, as a human being, or any of the paired limbs of an animal, that support and move the body
2) anat. the lower limb of a human being from the knee to the ankle
3) something resembling or suggesting a leg in use, position, or appearance
4) clo the part of a garment, boot, or the like that covers the leg
5) fur one of usu. several relatively slender supports for a piece of furniture
6) bui one of the sides of a forked object, as of a compass or pair of dividers
7) math. one of the sides of a triangle other than a base or hypotenuse
8) one of the distinct sections of any course:
the last leg of a trip[/ex]
9) spo
a) one of a designated number of contests that must be completed successfully before a winner can be determined
b) one of the stretches or sections of a relay race
10) spo
a) the part of a cricket 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
b) the fielder playing this part of the field
c) the position of this fielder
11) sts sbz legs, sl.
a) mot sbz (of a motion picture) the capacity to draw large audiences steadily over a long period
b) staying power:
The intended bestseller turned out to have no legs[/ex]
12) to move or propel (a boat) with the legs
Etymology: 1225–75; ME < ON leggr

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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