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/leg/ Noun, pl. legs 1. 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. ( 2. An anatomical animal structure used for locomotion. The distal end is often modified to distribute force (such as a foot). Most animals have an even number of legs. ( 3. The lower limb of a human being or animal that extends from the groin to the ankle. ( 4. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; especially, that part of the limb between the knee and foot. ( 5. The portion of the lower appendage of a human that extends from the knee to the ankle. ( 6. That which resembles a leg in form or use; especially, any long and slender support on which any object rests; as, the leg of a table; the leg of pair of compasses or dividers. ( 7. The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers. ( 8. A bow, especially. In the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing....

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