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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

boy leg US English

(Of women's briefs, bikini bottoms, etc.) cut straight and low across the upper thigh to resemble snugly-fitting shorts; compare boy-cut.

hog leg US English

A large pistol.

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

mid leg US English

The middle of the leg.

odd-leg US English

Designating a pair of compasses or callipers having one of the two legs bowed or bent; usually as odd-leg callipers. Also used as noun, in plural: = jenny.

peg leg US English

An artificial leg, especially a wooden one

pin leg US English

An artificial leg. Also (in plural): narrow, spindly legs; stiff, inflexible legs.

red-leg US English

In singular and plural Any of various birds with red or orange legs; especially the red-legged partridge, Alectoris rufa.

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

pants leg US English

= pantleg.

panty leg US English

The leg part, or opening for the leg, of a pair of panties.

piano leg US English

A leg supporting a grand piano.

prop-leg US English

= proleg.

white leg US English

= phlegmasia alba dolens.

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

middle leg US English

Slang. A man's penis.

pincer-leg US English

A leg used as pincers.

poppet-leg US English

An upright structure at the mouth of a mine shaft, supporting the part from which the cage is suspended.

scissor leg US English

In plural Two crossed supports pivoted like the two halves of a pair of scissors.

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

abdominal leg US English

(In various invertebrates) a leg attached to the abdomen.

cabriole leg US English

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

platform leg US English

Any of the piles or columns supporting the platform of an offshore oil rig.

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 fence US English

A fence consisting of logs laid horizontally on X-shaped wooden supports

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