Meaning of LEG in English


vt to bow.

2. leg ·vt to run.

3. leg ·vt to use as a leg, with it as object.

4. leg ·noun a disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.

5. leg ·add. ·noun a branch circuit; one phase of a polyphase system.

6. leg ·noun the course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.

7. leg ·noun the case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.

8. leg ·noun a fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.

9. leg ·add. ·noun a branch or lateral circuit connecting an instrument with the main line.

10. leg ·noun a bow, ·esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.

11. leg ·noun the part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers.

12. leg ·noun 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.

13. leg ·noun 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.

14. leg ·add. ·noun 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.

15. leg ·noun 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.

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