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noun [countable] leg pronunciation in British English /leɡ/
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singularleg
plurallegs
  1. 1
    one of the two parts of your body to which your feet are attached
    He’s trying to balance on one leg.
    She sat down and crossed her legs.
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    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to your leg
      an exercise to strengthen the leg muscles
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    2. b.
      one of the parts of the body of an insect or animal that it uses for walking
      The horse kicked its hind legs.
      Insects have six legs.
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  2. 2
    the part of a piece of clothing that covers one of your legs
    There was a dirty mark on his trouser leg.
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  3. 3
    a piece of meat that comes from an animals leg
    roast leg of lamb
  4. 4
    the part of a piece of furniture such as a table or chair that supports it and raises it off the floor
    a stool with three legs
    a table leg
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  5. 5
    a part of a journey
    the second leg of our journey across the US
    the final leg of the band’s 30-month World Tour
    1. a.
      a part of a race
      the third leg of a round-the-world yacht race
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