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Definition of "thigh" []

  • The portion of the human leg between the hip and the knee. (noun)
  • The corresponding part of the hind leg of a quadruped or other vertebrate animal. (noun)
  • The second segment of a bird's leg, containing the tibia and fibula. (noun)
  • The femur of an insect's leg. (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 "thigh" in a sentence
  • "Marylands are what we call the thigh & drumstick still joined together."
  • "We don't mind trying to manufacture shots, but compounding our problems with rough up to your thigh is a different story. ''"
  • "Hiked to the top of a Himalayan peak in thigh-deep snow."