Crossword clues for leg
- It may be pulled
- Relay part
- Turkey part
- Stilt's place
- Pants half
- Part of a relay
- Piece of chicken
- Relay division
- Knee's place
- Yours may be asleep while you're awake
- Turkey piece
- Part of an itinerary
- Standing need
- Advantage, with "up"
- Chicken drumstick
- Ham's place
- It's kept under the table
- Location of the quadriceps
- Dark meat piece
- With 22-Across, runner's woe
- Long writers' blocks?
- Where a cast may be found
- Something to hop on
- One of eight on Odin's horse
- Tour part
- Flight component
- Relay segment
- One of six for an insect
- Part of a KFC order
- Commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part between the knee and ankle
- One of the supports for a piece of furniture
- A part of a forked or branching shape
- The limb of an animal used for food
- (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
- A section or portion of a journey or course
- A human limb
- Calf's place
- Part of a journey
- Stocking stuffer
- Pants part
- Itinerary portion
- Boost, with "up"
- Table necessity
- Trouser half
- Stage of a race
- Itinerary section
- Standing prerequisite
- Easel part
- Triangle part
- Turkey helping
- Race unit
- Race segment
- Chicken order
- Mutton serving
- Journey part
- Table part
- One with a supporting role
- Trip segment
- Something to stand on
- Chair part
- Journey segment
- Trip part
- Race part
- Cramp site
- Piece of dark meat
- Trouser part
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Leg \Leg\ (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l["a]gg.]
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.
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.
The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers.
A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing. [Obs.]
He that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks for a favor he never received.
A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg. [Slang, Eng.]
(Naut.) The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.
(Steam Boiler) 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.
(Grain Elevator) The case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.
(Cricket) A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.
(Math.) Either side of a triangle distinguished from the base or, in a right triangle, from the hypotenuse; also, an indefinitely extending branch of a curve, as of a hyperbola.
(Telephony) A branch or lateral circuit connecting an instrument with the main line.
(Elec.) A branch circuit; one phase of a polyphase system.
A good leg (Naut.), a course sailed on a tack which is near the desired course.
Leg bail, escape from custody by flight. [Slang]
Legs of an hyperbola (or other curve) (Geom.), the branches of the curve which extend outward indefinitely.
Legs of a triangle, the sides of a triangle; -- a name seldom used unless one of the sides is first distinguished by some appropriate term; as, the hypothenuse and two legs of a right-angled triangle.
On one's legs, standing to speak.
On one's last legs. See under Last.
To have legs (Naut.), to have speed.
To stand on one's own legs, to support one's self; to be independent.
Leg \Leg\ (l[e^]g), v. t. To use as a leg, with it as object:
To bow. [Obs.]
To run. [Low]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse leggr "leg, bone of the arm or leg," from Proto-Germanic *lagjaz, with no certain ulterior connections, perhaps from a PIE root meaning "to bend" [Buck]. Compare German Bein "leg," in Old High German "bone, leg." Replaced Old English shank. Of furniture supports from 1670s. The meaning "a part or stage of a journey or race" (1920) is from earlier sailing sense of "a run made on a single tack" (1867), which was usually qualified as long leg, short leg, etc. Slang phrase shake a leg "dance" is attested from 1881. To be on (one's) last legs "at the end of one's life" is from 1590s.
"to use the legs; walk or run," c.1500 (from the beginning usually with it); from leg (n.).
n. 1 The lower limb of a human being or animal that extends from the groin to the ankle. 2 (context anatomy English) The portion of the lower appendage of a human that extends from the knee to the ankle. 3 A part of garment, such as a pair of trousers/pants, that covers a leg. 4 A stage of a journey, race etc. 5 (context nautical English) A distance that a sailing vessel does without changing the sails from one side to the other. 6 (context nautical English) One side of a multiple-sided (often triangular) course in a sailing race. 7 (context sports English) A single game or match played in a tournament or other sporting contest. vb. 1 To put a series of three or more options strikes into the stock market. 2 To remove the legs from an animal carcass. 3 To build legs onto a platform or stage for support.
n. a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part between the knee and ankle
a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion
one of the supports for a piece of furniture
the limb of an animal used for food
cloth covering consisting of the part of a garment that covers the leg
(nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise" [syn: stage]
A leg is a limb used to support an animal or object.
Leg or legs may also refer to:
In rallying, a leg is usually each day of the event. For example, in 2005 each WRC event lasted over 3 legs - from Friday (1st Leg) over Saturday (2nd Leg) to Sunday (3rd Leg).
A leg may also refer to a subset of stages within a single day of rallying usually broken up by a service or completion of a day. For example "The first leg of the day will consist of 5 stages covering just over 60km. Drivers will then have 45 minutes to resolve any issues with their vehicles before heading out to the second leg in which they'll cover another 4 stages of nearly equal distance, 58km, to complete the first day of the three day event."
A leg is a single game in the sport of darts. Most darts matches are played over a number of legs. Alternatively, a match may be divided into sets, with each set being contested often on a first to 3 legs basis.
Łęg may refer to the following places in Poland:
- A former name for the town of Ełk (north-east Poland)
- Part of the Czyżyny district of Kraków
- Łęg, Pleszew County in Greater Poland Voivodeship (west-central Poland)
- Łęg, Śrem County in Greater Poland Voivodeship (west-central Poland)
- Łęg, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (north-central Poland)
- Łęg, Łódź Voivodeship (central Poland)
- Łęg, Lower Silesian Voivodeship (south-west Poland)
- Łęg, Mława County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
- Łęg, Piaseczno County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
- Łęg, Częstochowa County in Silesian Voivodeship (south Poland)
- Łęg, Lubliniec County in Silesian Voivodeship (south Poland)
- Łęg, Racibórz County in Silesian Voivodeship (south Poland)
- Łęg, Gmina Osiek in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (south-central Poland)
- Łęg, Gmina Połaniec in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (south-central Poland)
A leg is a weight bearing and locomotive anatomical structure, usually having a columnar shape. During locomotion, legs function as "extensible struts". The combination of movements at all joints can be modeled as a single, linear element capable of changing length and rotating about an omnidirectional "hip" joint.
As a component of furniture it is used for the economy of materials needed to provide the support for the useful surface, the table top or chair seat.
LEG (formerly Levity Entertainment Group) is a vertically integrated talent management, television production, branded entertainment, live exhibition, and digital marketing firm based in Los Angeles, California. The company was established in its current form in 2009 with the merger of Levity Productions, Levity Management, Triage Entertainment, E-Comic Branding, and branded entertainment production company Medium. LEG owns one of the nation’s largest groups of comedy clubs and live event venues and is the largest shareholder of The Improv comedy club chain.
Irving Azoff and Madison Square Garden Entertainment recently purchased a significant equity position in LEG, and Azoff serves as LEG’s Board Chairman.
Usage examples of "leg".
The spider legs of the Aberrant flexed within a few feet of her, each as thick as her arm, encircling the heaving flanks of the thrashing beast.
He was a loathsome, gorilla-like thing, with abnormally long arms which I could not help calling fore legs, and a face that conjured up thoughts of unspeakable Congo secrets and tom-tom poundings under an eerie moon.
He followed immediately after, covering her with his naked body, then immediately adjusted himself, side to side and up and down so that his chest hairs abraded her nipples and his erection rested between her legs.
A large eel suddenly broke the surface tearing at the side of my abraided leg.
She grasped his shoulders then, moving her legs, reveling in the abrasive feel of his hair roughened skin against the softness of her thighs.
Round the corner of the narrow street there came rushing a brace of whining dogs with tails tucked under their legs, and after them a white-faced burgher, with outstretched hands and wide-spread fingers, his hair all abristle and his eyes glinting back from one shoulder to the other, as though some great terror were at his very heels.
I liked the way the hem of her dress flapped over her legs, the dust coming aburst like a big gray flower all around her.
It felt better to wear out my frustrations by the use of my legs, and so I resolved to follow the capering street to the top if need be and see the Vincula and Acies Castle from that height, and then to show my badge of office to the guards at the fortifications there and walk along them to the Capulus and so cross the river by the lowest way.
Incidentally, as a quaint but effective remedy for carious toothache, may be mentioned the common lady bird insect, Coccinella, which when captured secretes from its legs a yellow acrid fluid having a disagreeable odour.
Shaped like an enormous spider and forged from solid adamantine, it balanced on eight curved legs.
That affecting the large nerve supplying the thigh and leg is termed sciatica.
The Deck Officer, now crouched low on the deck, his forward leg bent, his aft leg ruler straight, quickly waved his wand forward in a big arc, the wand finally touching the deck, then coming up to point straight ahead down the deck into the wind.
He took the medicines she carried for him, washed them down with a drink from her flask, and sat there ahorse while others stretched their legs.
Even ahorse, the man looked tall and heavily muscled in his upper body and legs.
Entipy curled up her legs as Aileron lunged for her, but he missed her clean and crashed through the upper level of the branches.