legging

[ leg-ing ]
/ ˈlɛg ɪŋ /
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noun

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.
leggings, (used with a plural verb)
  1. close-fitting knit pants.
  2. the pants of a two-piece snowsuit.
Also leg·gin [leg-in] /ˈlɛg ɪn/.

Origin of legging

First recorded in 1745–55; leg + -ing1
Related formsleg·ginged, adjective

Definition for legging (2 of 2)

leg

[ leg ]
/ lɛg /

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.

Origin of leg

1225–75; 1915–20 for def 10; Middle English < Old Norse leggr
Related formsleg·less, adjectiveleg·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for legging

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 Formsleglike, adjective

Word Origin for leg

C13: from Old Norse leggr, of obscure origin
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Medicine definitions for legging

leg

[ lĕg ]

n.

One of the two lower limbs of the human body, especially the part between the knee and the foot.
A supporting part resembling a leg in shape or function.
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Idioms and Phrases with legging

leg


In addition to the idiom beginning with leg

  • leg up, a

also see:

  • 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
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