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Meaning of “leg” - Learner’s Dictionary

leg

noun [C]     /leɡ/
PART OF BODY
A1 one of the parts of the body of a human or animal that is used for standing and walking: My legs are tired after so much walking. He broke his leg in the accident. There were cuts on her arms and legs. She had bare legs and wore only a light summer dress. The legs and feet of non-human animalsThe legPhysical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
FOOD
the meat of an animal's leg eaten as food: a chicken legCuts of meat
FURNITURE
one of the vertical parts of a chair, table, etc that is on the floor: a chair/table leg Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beamsChairs and seats
CLOTHES
the part of a pair of trousers that covers one of your legs: He rolled up his trouser legs and waded into the water.Parts of clothes
PART OF JOURNEY
one part of a journey or competition: the first/second/third leg of the journeyWords meaning parts of thingsParts and stages of competitions
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