A leg is a weight bearing and locomotive structure, usually having a columnar shape. During locomotion, legs function as "extensible struts". The combination of movements at all joints can be modeled as a single, linear element capable of changing length and rotating about an omnidirectional "hip" joint.

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  1. The lower limb of a human being or animal that extends from the groin to the ankle.
    Dan won't be able to come to the party, since he broke his leg last week and is now on crutches.
  2. The portion of the lower appendage of a human that extends from the knee to the ankle.
  3. A part of garment, such as a pair of trousers/pants, that covers a leg.
    The left leg of these jeans has a tear.
  4. A stage of a journey, race etc.
    After six days, we're finally in the last leg of our cross-country trip.
  5. A distance that a sailing vessel does without changing the sails from one side to the other.
  6. One side of a multiple-sided (often triangular) course in a sailing race.
  7. A single game or match played in a tournament or other sporting contest.
  8. One of the two sides of a right triangle that is not the hypotenuse.
  9. A rod-like protrusion from an inanimate object, supporting it from underneath.
    the legs of a chair or table
  10. evidence, the ability of a thing or idea to stick around or persist
  11. A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.
  12. An extension of a steam 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.
  13. In a grain elevator, the case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.
  14. A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.


  1. To put a series of three or more options strikes into the stock market.
  2. To remove the legs from an animal carcass.
  3. To build legs onto a platform or stage for support.

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