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leg. US English


leg US English

Each of the limbs on which a person or animal walks and stands

leg US Thesaurus

Lee broke his leg

leg side in leg US English

The half of the field (as divided lengthways through the pitch) away from which the batsman’s feet are pointed when standing to receive the ball

leg it in leg US English

Travel by foot; walk

leg up US English

Assistance in mounting a horse or high object

leg bye US English

A run scored from a ball that has touched part of the batsman’s body (apart from the hand) without touching the bat, the batsman having made an attempt to hit it

peg leg US English

An artificial leg, especially a wooden one

leg bye New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(no hyphen; abbreviation lb)

dead leg US English

An injury caused by a numbing blow with the knee to a person’s upper leg

fine leg US English

A fielding position behind the batsman on the leg side, between long leg and square leg

leg break US English

A ball which deviates from the leg side towards the off side after pitching

leg iron US English

A metal band or chain placed around a prisoner’s ankle as a restraint

leg-over US English

An instance of sexual intercourse

leg-pull US English

A trick or practical joke

leg rest US English

A support for a seated person’s leg

leg-rope US English

(In surfing) a rope attached to a surfboard and tied to the surfer’s ankle to prevent the board being washed away by the surf

leg show US English

A theatrical production in which dancing girls display their legs

leg slip US English

A fielding position just behind the batsman on the leg side

leg spin US English

A type of spin bowling which causes the ball to deviate from the leg side towards the off side after pitching; leg breaks

leg stump US English

The stump on the leg side of a wicket

leg trap US English

A group of fielders close to the wicket on the leg side

long leg US English

A fielding position far behind the batsman on the leg side

milk leg US English

Painful swelling of the leg after giving birth, caused by thrombophlebitis in the femoral vein

inside leg US English

The length of a person’s leg from crotch to ankle, or of the equivalent part of a pair of trousers

leg-cutter US English

A fast leg break

leg warmers US English

A pair of tubular knitted garments designed to cover the leg from ankle to knee or thigh, especially worn by dancers during rehearsal

square leg US English

A fielding position level with the batsman approximately halfway towards the boundary on the leg side

walking leg US English

(In certain arthropods, especially crustaceans) a limb used for walking

cabriole leg US English

A kind of curved leg characteristic of Chippendale and Queen Anne furniture

break a leg! US English

Good luck!

lift his leg US English

(Of a male dog) urinate

shake a leg US English

Make a start; rouse oneself

dog-leg stair US English

A staircase which has no well and a bend of 180° in it, usually at a landing halfway between floors

leg before wicket US English

(Of a batsman) adjudged by the umpire to be out through obstructing the ball with the leg (or other part of the body) rather than the bat, when the ball would otherwise have hit the wicket

pull someone's leg US English

Deceive someone playfully; tease someone

have a leg up on US English

Have (or get) an advantage over

leg-of-mutton sleeve US English

A sleeve that is full and loose on the upper arm but close-fitting on the forearm and wrist

leg up in leg US English

Assistance in mounting a horse or high object

cost an arm and a leg US English

Be extremely expensive

not have a leg to stand on US English

Have no facts or sound reasons to support one’s argument or justify one’s actions

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