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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

      an exercise to strengthen the leg muscles

    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.


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