- leg1 [ leg ] noun count ***▸ 1 part of body▸ 2 clothing covering leg▸ 3 meat from animal leg▸ 4 part of furniture▸ 5 part of trip/race▸ + PHRASES1. ) 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.a ) only before noun relating to your leg:an exercise to strengthen the leg musclesb ) 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. ) the part of a piece of clothing that covers one of your legs:There was a dirty mark on his trouser leg.3. ) a piece of meat that comes from an animal's leg:roast leg of lamb4. ) 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 legsa table leg5. ) a part of a trip:the second leg of our cross-country camping tripthe final leg of the band's 30-month World Toura ) a part of a race:the third leg of a round-the-world yacht raceb ) BRITISH one of the two games played between the same two teams that form part of a competition, especially in soccerhave legs AMERICAN INFORMALif something such as a news story has legs, people are interested in it for a long timenot have a leg to stand on INFORMALto not have any way of proving that you are right about something=> BREAK1, LAST1, PULL1, SHAKE1, STRETCH1legleg 2 [ leg ] verbleg it INFORMALto run very quickly, especially to escape from someone or something
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.