midleg

[ noun mid-leg; adverb mid-leg ]
/ noun ˈmɪdˌlɛg; adverb ˈmɪdˈlɛg /

noun

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

adverb

at the middle of the leg.

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Origin of midleg

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

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