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Definition of leg

noun
verb (used with object), legged, leg·ging.
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.
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Idioms about leg

Origin of leg

First recorded in 1225–75; Middle English, from Old Norse leggr, akin to Greek láx, lágdēn “with the foot”

OTHER WORDS FROM leg

legless, adjectiveleglike, adjective

Other definitions for leg (2 of 2)

leg.

abbreviation
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British Dictionary definitions for leg (1 of 2)

leg
/ (lɛɡ) /

noun
verb legs, legging or legged
(tr) obsolete to propel (a canal boat) through a tunnel by lying on one's back and walking one's feet along the tunnel roof
leg it informal to walk, run, or hurry

Derived forms of leg

leglike, adjective

Word Origin for leg

C13: from Old Norse leggr, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for leg (2 of 2)

leg.

abbreviation for
legato
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