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.

Nearby words

  1. leftover,
  2. leftward,
  3. leftwardly,
  4. leftwards,
  5. lefty,
  6. leg art,
  7. leg before wicket,
  8. leg break,
  9. leg bye,
  10. leg drop

Idioms

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 legs

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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Word Origin and History for legs
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Medicine definitions for legs

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 legs

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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