[ leg-ing ]
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  1. a covering for the leg, usually extending from the ankle to the knee but sometimes higher, worn by soldiers, riders, workers, etc.: Compare chaps, gaiter, puttee.

  2. leggings, (used with a plural verb)

    • close-fitting knit pants.

    • the pants of a two-piece snowsuit.

Origin of legging

First recorded in 1745–55; leg + -ing1
  • Also leg·gin [leg-in]. /ˈlɛg ɪn/.

Other words from legging

  • legginged, adjective

Words Nearby legging

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How to use legging in a sentence

  • He drew up the legging and examined the part that covered the spot in the ankle which had received the blow.

    Two Boys in Wyoming | Edward S. Ellis
  • Chilkat—Men: Blanket or bark mat robe, shirt-coat (rare), legging-moccasins, basket hat.

  • Mackenzie and Yukon—Men: Shirt-coat, legging-moccasins, breech-cloth, hat and hood.

  • But his guardian had heard him and the black upon his leg was as warm as though it were his moccasin and legging that he wore.

  • A dozen hands dragged the warrior from the fire and stamped out a blaze that had started in the fringe of one legging.

    The Road to Frontenac | Samuel Merwin