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midleg

[noun mid-leg; adverb mid-leg]
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noun
  1. the middle part of the leg.
  2. one of the second pair of legs of an insect.
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adverb
  1. at the middle of the leg.
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Origin of midleg

First recorded in 1580–90; mid- + leg
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for midleg

Historical Examples

  • Its egg was attached to the coxa of the midleg of the cockroach.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

  • They had to climb a mountain with snow to the midleg, which increased their painful toil.

    Astoria

    Washington Irving

  • Rude sandals, strapped as high as the midleg with shreds cut from his cloak, completed the primitive costume of the barbarian.

    Calavar

    Robert Montgomery Bird