Words nearby legged
Definition for legged (2 of 2)
- one of the series of straight runs that make up the zigzag course of a sailing ship.
- one straight or nearly straight part of a multiple-sided course in a sailing race.
- one of a designated number of contests that must be successfully completed in order to determine the winner.
- one of the stretches or sections of a relay race.
- the part of the 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.
- the fielder playing this part of the field.
- the position of this fielder.
verb (used with object), legged, leg·ging.
Origin of leg
OTHER WORDS FROM legleg·less, adjectiveleg·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for legged
Like all of the coleoptera, the Mercurians were hexapoda (six legged).
If he legged it, in this kit, he would be gathered up by the constabulary before he had gone a hundred yards.Indiscretions of Archie|P. G. Wodehouse
I dropped that frying-pan, and I legged it for the cabin for all I was worth.Dave Porter At Bear Camp|Edward Stratemeyer
One of the greatest pests to the pioneers around here was the thousand legged worms.Old Rail Fence Corners|Various
Frank took all the ground he could, and seeing the next ball was an outdrop he legged it for third.Frank Merriwell at Yale|Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for legged (1 of 2)
- having a leg or legs
- (in combination)three-legged; long-legged
British Dictionary definitions for legged (2 of 2)
- either of the two lower limbs, including the bones and fleshy covering of the femur, tibia, fibula, and patella
- (as modifier)leg guard; leg rest Related adjective: crural
- the distance travelled without tacking
- (in yacht racing) the course between any two marks
- the side of the field to the left of a right-handed batsman as he faces the bowler
- (as modifier)a leg slip; leg stump
- to help someone to climb an obstacle by pushing upwards
- to help someone to advance
- to hurry up: usually used in the imperative
- to dance
verb legs, legging or legged
Derived forms of legleglike, adjective
Word Origin for leg
Medicine definitions for legged
Idioms and Phrases with legged
In addition to the idiom beginning with leg
- leg up, a
- arm and a leg
- break a leg
- on one's last legs
- pull someone's leg
- shake a leg
- stretch one's legs
- tail between one's legs
- without a leg to stand on