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leg


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leg  \Leg\  (l[e^]g),  n.  [Icel.  leggr;  akin  to  Dan.  l[ae]g  calf  of 
  the  leg,  Sw  l["a]gg.] 
  1.  A  limb  or  member  of  an  animal  used  for  supporting  the 
  body,  and  in  running,  climbing,  and  swimming;  esp.,  that 
  part  of  the  limb  between  the  knee  and  foot. 
 
  2.  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  a  pair  of  compasses  or 
  dividers. 
 
  3.  The  part  of  any  article  of  clothing  which  covers  the  leg; 
  as  the  leg  of  a  stocking  or  of  a  pair  of  trousers. 
 
  4.  A  bow,  esp.  in  the  phrase  to  make  a  leg;  probably  from 
  drawing  the  leg  backward  in  bowing.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  that  will  give  a  cap  and  make  a  leg  in  thanks  for 
  a  favor  he  never  received.  --Fuller. 
 
  5.  A  disreputable  sporting  character;  a  blackleg.  [Slang, 
  Eng.] 
 
  6.  (Naut.)  The  course  and  distance  made  by  a  vessel  on  one 
  tack  or  between  tacks. 
 
  7.  (Steam  Boiler)  An  extension  of  the  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}. 
 
  8.  (Grain  Elevator)  The  case  containing  the  lower  part  of  the 
  belt  which  carries  the  buckets. 
 
  9.  (Cricket)  A  fielder  whose  position  is  on  the  outside,  a 
  little  in  rear  of  the  batter. 
 
  {A  good  leg}  (Naut.),  a  course  sailed  on  a  tack  which  is  near 
  the  desired  course. 
 
  {Leg  bail},  escape  from  custody  by  flight.  [Slang] 
 
  {Legs  of  an  hyperbola}  (or  other  curve)  (Geom.),  the  branches 
  of  the  curve  which  extend  outward  indefinitely. 
 
  {Legs  of  a  triangle},  the  sides  of  a  triangle;  --  a  name 
  seldom  used  unless  one  of  the  sides  is  first  distinguished 
  by  some  appropriate  term;  as  the  hypothenuse  and  two  legs 
  of  a  right-angled  triangle. 
 
  {On  one's  legs},  standing  to  speak. 
 
  {On  one's  last  legs}.  See  under  {Last}. 
 
  {To  have  legs}  (Naut.),  to  have  speed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leg  \Leg\  (l[e^]g),  v.  t. 
  To  use  as  a  leg,  with  it  as  object: 
  a  To  bow.  [Obs.] 
  b  To  run.  [Low] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leg  \Leg\,  n. 
  1.  (Math.)  Either  side  of  a  triangle  of  a  triangle  as 
  distinguished  from  the  base  or  in  a  right  triangle,  from 
  the  hypotenuse;  also  an  indefinitely  extending  branch  of 
  a  curve,  as  of  a  hyperbola. 
 
  2.  (Telephony)  A  branch  or  lateral  circuit  connecting  an 
  instrument  with  the  main  line 
 
  3.  (Elec.)  A  branch  circuit;  one  phase  of  a  polyphase  system. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elevator  \El"e*va`tor\,  n.  [L.,  one  who  raises  up  a  deliverer: 
  cf  F.  ['e]l['e]vateur.] 
  One  who  or  that  which  raises  or  lifts  up  anything  as: 
  a  A  mechanical  contrivance,  usually  an  endless  belt  or 
  chain  with  a  series  of  scoops  or  buckets,  for 
  transferring  grain  to  an  upper  loft  for  storage. 
  b  A  cage  or  platform  and  the  hoisting  machinery  in  a  hotel, 
  warehouse,  mine,  etc.,  for  conveying  persons,  goods, 
  etc.,  to  or  from  different  floors  or  levels;  --  called  in 
  England  a  lift;  the  cage  or  platform  itself 
  c  A  building  for  elevating,  storing,  and  discharging, 
  grain. 
  d  (Anat.)  A  muscle  which  serves  to  raise  a  part  of  the 
  body,  as  the  leg  or  the  eye. 
  e  (Surg.)  An  instrument  for  raising  a  depressed  portion  of 
  a  bone. 
 
  {Elevator  head},  {leg},  &  {boot},  the  boxes  in  which  the 
  upper  pulley,  belt,  and  lower  pulley,  respectively,  run  in 
  a  grain  elevator. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leg 
  n  1:  a  human  limb;  commonly  used  to  refer  to  a  whole  limb  but 
  technically  only  the  part  between  the  knee  and  ankle 
  2:  a  structure  in  animals  that  is  similar  to  a  human  leg  and 
  used  for  locomotion 
  3:  one  of  the  supports  for  a  piece  of  furniture 
  4:  a  part  of  a  forked  or  branching  shape;  "he  broke  off  one  of 
  the  branches";  "they  took  the  south  fork"  [syn:  {branch}, 
  {fork}] 
  5:  the  limb  of  an  animal  used  for  food 
  6:  a  prosthesis  that  replaces  a  missing  leg  [syn:  {peg},  {wooden 
  leg},  {pegleg}] 
  7:  the  part  of  a  garment  that  covers  the  leg 
  8:  (nautical)  the  distance  traveled  by  a  sailing  vessel  on  a 
  single  tack 
  9:  a  section  or  portion  of  a  journey  or  course;  "then  we 
  embarked  on  the  second  stage  of  our  Carribean  cruise" 
  [syn:  {stage}] 




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