What is leg?

  • (noun): A human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part between the knee and ankle.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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2-step (breakdance Move)
... from the third step of the basic 6-step and involves the breaker hopping with the crouched leg (from step 3) while swinging the other straightened leg around, then rotating his body over the swinging leg with a ...
James McEveley - Blackburn Rovers
... headlines after his performance in a League Cup semi-final first leg, where he displayed considerable self-confidence in a 0–0 draw. 2004 when his challenge resulted in a broken leg for Djibril Cissé ... party in a training ground incident that left Hakan Şükür, trialist at Blackburn, with a broken leg ...
Kathy Smallwood-Cook - Biography - Best Season
... featuring her teammates Simone Jacobs (1st leg), Beverley Callendar (3rd leg), and Heather Oakes (anchor leg), clocking 43.11 - well down on the British record she helped set ...
The Amazing Race
... Contestants strive to arrive first at "pit stops" at the end of each leg of the race to win prizes and to avoid coming in last, which carries the possibility of elimination or a significant ... Clues provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member ... left at that point, the team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded the grand prize ...
2002 Copa Sudamericana - Final Stages - Semifinals
... The first leg of the semifinals took place the week of November 5, with the second leg taking place the week of November 13 ... Scores Tie-breakers Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD Pen ...

More definitions of "leg":

  • (noun): A structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion.
  • (noun): One of the supports for a piece of furniture.
  • (noun): A section or portion of a journey or course.
    Synonyms: stage
  • (noun): The limb of an animal used for food.
  • (noun): (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack.
  • (noun): Cloth covering consisting of the part of a garment that covers the leg.

Famous quotes containing the word leg:

    A good leg will fall, a straight back will stoop, a black beard will turn white, a fair face will wither, a full eye will wax hollow, but a good heart, Kate, is the sun and the moon—or rather the sun and not the moon, for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps his course truly.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Granddaddy used to handle snakes in church. Granny drank strychnine. I guess you could say I had a leg up, genetically speaking.
    Wesley Strick, U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Max Cady (Robert DeNiro)

    We don’t arrive at it by standing on one leg or on the first day of our setting out—but though we may jostle one another on the way that is no reason why we should strike or trample—elbowing’s enough.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)