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noun [countable] leg pronunciation in British English /leɡ/
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  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.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to your leg
    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.

  2. 2
    the part of a piece of clothing that covers one of your legs

    There was a dirty mark on his trouser leg.

  3. 3
    a piece of meat that comes from an animal’s 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

  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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