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Definition of leg:

  1. A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.
  2. A branch circuit; one phase of a polyphase system.
  3. A branch or lateral circuit connecting an instrument with the main line.
  4. A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.
  5. A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.
  11. The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.
  12. The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers.
  13. To bow.
  14. To run.
  15. To use as a leg, with it as object

Synonyms:

subdivision, pegleg, complication, brace, stake, column, nog, be aggressive, phase, post, pin, tholepin, arm, bender, limb, stagecoach, stick, oarlock, ramification, level, fork, degree, microscope stage, branching, outgrowth, thole, forking, wooden leg, member, declare, peg, underpinning, rowlock, offshoot, part, branch, offset, stem, support, stage, shank, take a stand, point.

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