legging

[ leg-ing ]
/ ˈlɛg ɪŋ /

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

OTHER WORDS FROM legging

leg·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

OTHER WORDS FROM leg

leg·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 forms of leg

leglike, adjective

Word Origin for leg

C13: from Old Norse leggr, of obscure origin
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Medical 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

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