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Leg meaning

leg - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.
  2. 2. That which resembles a leg in form or use; especially, any long and slender support on which any object rests; as, the leg of a table; the leg of a pair of compasses or dividers.
  3. 3. The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers.
  4. 4. A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.
  5. 5. A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.
  6. 6. The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.
  7. 7. The case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.
  8. 8. A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.
  9. 9. To use as a leg, with it as object
  10. 10. To bow.
  11. 11. To run.
  12. 12. Either side of a triangle of a triangle as distinguished from the base or, in a right triangle, from the hypotenuse; also, an indefinitely extending branch of a curve, as of a hyperbola.
  13. 13. A branch or lateral circuit connecting an instrument with the main line.
  14. 14. A branch circuit; one phase of a polyphase system.
  15. 15. An extension of the boiler downward, in the form of a narrow space between vertical plates, sometimes nearly surrounding the furnace and ash pit, and serving to support the boiler; - called also water leg.
  16. 16. Limb by which men and animals walk; support for a table, & c.

leg - examples of usage

  1. The weather being rather warm, the Scotchman in his sleep put his leg out of the bed.
  2. The dreadful thing that held him hurt his leg, but it didn't pull when he lay still.
  3. Take half a dozen slices of the lean of a leg of mutton, or of fillet of veal.
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