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He's trying to balance on one leg.
She sat down and crossed her legs.
an exercise to strengthen the leg muscles
The horse kicked its hind legs.
Insects have six legs.
There was a dirty mark on his trouser leg.
roast leg of lamb
a stool with three legs
a table leg
the second leg of our journey across the US
the final leg of the band's 30-month World Tour
the third leg of a round-the-world yacht race
When it comes to centralism, the UK government doesn't have a leg to stand on.
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a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
a small round hat worn by Jewish men
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Definition of leg from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.