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one of the paired limbs of an animal used for support of the body and for locomotion. Properly, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between the foot and the thigh. This section of the human leg contains two long bones, the tibia and the fibula. The upper end of the tibia joins with the lower end of the thighbone (femur) and forms a hinged joint. The kneecap (patella), a flat triangular-shaped bone, surrounds and protects this joint. The lower end of both tibia and fibula join with the talus, a bone in the foot, to form the ankle joint. The upper end of the femur, which is the longest bone in the body, forms a ball and socket joint where it meets the hipbone. In quadrupeds, both the hind and fore limbs are referred to as legs.



an organ of support and locomotion in animals and man (seeMOVEMENT, LOCOMOTION). In mollusks, the analagous organ of locomotion is called the foot, which occurs as an unpaired muscular outgrowth of the ventral wall of the body. The foot is often supplied with a flat, creeping basal plate and contains glands that secrete mucus or byssal threads (seeBYSSUS). The development and structure of the foot depend on the mollusk’s mode of life. For example, in swimming pteropods the foot is in the form of two fins, which are shaped like oars. In sessile and parasitic mollusks the foot is reduced to various degrees, depending on the species. In cephalopods it has been converted to a funnel and a crown of tentacles.

What does it mean when you dream about a leg?

To “get a leg up” on issues and conditions may symbolize that the dreamer has regained the confidence to stand up and take control again. Legs also signify movement, especially running.


The lower extremity of a human limb, between the knee and the ankle.
(computer science)
The sequence of instructions that is followed in a computer routine from one branch point to the next.
Anything that functionally or structurally resembles an animal leg.
One of the branches of a forked or jointed object.
One of the main upright members of a drill derrick or tripod.
A single cycle of more or less periodic motion in a wave train on a seismogram.
Either side adjacent to the right angle of a right triangle.
(mechanical engineering)
The case that encloses the vertical part of the belt carrying the buckets within a grain elevator.
In a fillet weld, the distance between the root and the toe.
(mining engineering)
In mine timbering, a prop or upright member of a set or frame.
A stone that has to be wedged out from beneath a larger one.
One part of a craft's track, consisting of a single course line.
A track identified by an aid to navigation.
An appendage or limb used for support and locomotion.


i. The strut of a landing gear.
ii. One segment or part of an entire flight or trip by air.
iii. A beam of a radio-range station identified by a particular flight as an inbound leg or an outbound leg.


a. either of the two lower limbs, including the bones and fleshy covering of the femur, tibia, fibula, and patella
b. (as modifier): leg guard
2. any similar or analogous structure in animals that is used for locomotion or support
3. something similar to a leg in appearance or function, such as one of the four supporting members of a chair
4. either the opposite or adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
5. Nautical
a. the distance travelled without tacking
b. (in yacht racing) the course between any two marks
6. Cricket
a. the side of the field to the left of a right-handed batsman as he faces the bowler
b. (as modifier): a leg slip
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Will Amanda Holden say "If there's no job out there I'll give you the money myself." Or stay true to form and do a legger herself?
The Liverpool Clipper has employed a total of 32 crew members, including the "leggers" who arranged to be on board for various legs of the race.
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The commemorative stone shows that the tunnel was reopened in 2001 by Lily Turner daughter of David Whitehead, the fastest legger through the tunnel in 1914.
"The Leggers was named after the men who would lay on top of the narrowboats and, placing their feet on the roof or walls of a tunnel, literally 'walk' the boat through.
"Spuds and the Spider" is a delicately drawn, poetically illustrated children's story of two leprechauns named Spuds Potsofgold and Rose Goodytwoshoes, their mouse Steve (who thought he was a cat), and their tenant spider, Leggers McWeb.
At the moment, around eight circumnavigators and ten Leggers will be part of my crew, ranging from accountants to teachers to engineers.
Before engines, 'leggers' would lie on their backs on boards sticking out from the bow of the boat and with their feet on the tunnel roof they would walk the craft through.
Daytime activities from 10am-2pm will be focused on the "four leggers" of the community and educating pet-parents on the importance of animal health care.
Also, most of them who weren't "leggers" were brewing and vinting at home and others were having Rupperts deliver bottled (near?) beer to the home.
EMINEM'S new album, The Eminem Show, has sold 1.3 million copies in its first week in the US, despite fears that boot- leggers might hit sales.
The Liverpool Clipper has had a total of 32 crew members, including the "leggers" who were on board for parts of the race.