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. (wikipedia.org)
3. The lower limb of a human being or animal that extends from the groin to the ankle. (wiktionary.org)
5. The portion of the lower appendage of a human that extends from the knee to the ankle. (wiktionary.org)
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. (biology-online.org)
7. The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers. (biology-online.org)
8. A bow, especially. In the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing. (biology-online.org)
Word origin: From a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse leggr “leg, bone of the arm or leg,” from Proto-Germanic *lagjaz, with no certain ulterior connections.