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Definition of "leg" []

  • A limb or an appendage of an animal, used for locomotion or support. (noun)
  • One of the lower or hind limbs in humans and primates. (noun)
  • The part of the limb between the knee and foot in vertebrates. (noun)
  • The back part of the hindquarter of a meat animal. (noun)
  • A supporting part resembling a leg in shape or function. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leg" in a sentence
  • "Suppose we call a tail a leg (that is, "impose" the word ˜leg™ to include tails)."
  • ""No, no," says Foote; "was I to stay any longer, you would not let me _have a leg to stand on_; for there is so _little wood_ in your house, that I am afraid one of your servants may light the fire with _my right leg_," which was his wooden one."
  • "Papers were written for and against the tar-water and the restored leg, when a second letter arrived from the (pretended) country practitioner: -- "In my last I omitted to mention that the broken limb of the sailor was a _wooden leg_!""