[noun mid-leg; adverb mid-leg]


the middle part of the leg.
one of the second pair of legs of an insect.


at the middle of the leg.

Origin of midleg

First recorded in 1580–90; mid- + leg
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Examples from the Web for midleg

Historical Examples of midleg

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

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


    Washington Irving

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


    Robert Montgomery Bird