the part of the lower limb in humans between the hip and the knee.
the corresponding part of the hind limb of other animals; the femoral region.
the true femoral region that is hidden by the skin or feathers of the body.
the segment below, containing the fibula and tibia.
Entomology. the femur.
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How to use thigh in a sentence
Femurs are the large, sturdy bones in our thighs and in a horse’s hind legs.
One was wounded in the thigh, an injury described by police as not life-threatening.D.C. police investigating three fatal shootings since Monday | Peter Hermann, Martin Weil | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Vent pockets slashed across the thighs can dump enough warmth that you can hike in them in merely freezing weather.
If I do end up going to the store, I’ll buy extra chicken thighs to freeze, and a few containers of tofu, which lasts for quite a long time when it’s packed in water.
Keep your hips level, square, and in a straight line with your thighs and torso.
There was one guy who had a tattoo of me on his inner thigh.The Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Sounds Off on Weed, the Weather, and Winning | Bill Schulz | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One guy took a horn in the thigh, suffering a baseball-sized contusion.
He has had operations on both knees, and they had to put him under anesthesia to clean a long gash in his left thigh.
Sternberg showed a sweatshirt wrapped around a hips-style skirt, oversized faux furs, and thigh-length cardigans.The Coolest Kids on the Block: Public School, Opening Ceremony, and Band of Outsiders | Erin Cunningham | February 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There were also bruises on the lower left arm and the upper right thigh.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis | Richard Ben Cramer | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Captain Hobbs, of the 3rd Artillery, was shot through the thigh at night, and only the next morning saw the nature of the wound.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Heap together into it the pieces thereof, every good piece, the thigh and the shoulder, choice pieces and full of bones.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Then, stooping suddenly, the Parisian ran his blade under the other brave's guard and through the fellow's thigh.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
As they flew, each rider swung lightly forward, lance level with thigh, shield over the crouching chest.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
The width of the seat should be about one-fifth of the length of the body, or three-fourths the length of the thigh.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
British Dictionary definitions for thigh
the part of the leg between the hip and the knee in man
the corresponding part in other vertebrates and insects
- Related adjectives: crural, femoral
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