1each of the limbs on which a person or animal walks and stands:Adams broke his leghe was off as fast as his legs would carry him [as modifier]:a leg injury
a leg of an animal or bird as food:a roast leg of lamb
a part of a garment covering a leg or part of a leg:his trouser leg
(legs) informal (with reference to a ball, especially in golf) sufficient momentum to reach the desired point.
(legs) informal (with reference to a product or idea) sustained popularity or success:some books have legs, others don’t
2each of the supports of a chair, table, or other structure:table legsthe house was set on legs
3a section or stage of a journey or process:the return leg of his journey
Sailing a run made on a single tack:an important part of the upwind leg
(in soccer and other sports) each of two games constituting a round of a competition:they were defending a 3-0 lead from the first leg
a section of a relay or other race done in stages:one leg of its race round the globe
a single game in a darts match:he took the first leg with 7 darts
4a branch of a forked object.
5 (also leg side) Cricket the half of the field (as divided lengthways through the pitch) away from which the batsman’s feet are pointed when standing to receive the ball:he played a lucky stroke to legThe opposite of off.
6 archaic a deferential gesture made by drawing back one leg and bending it while keeping the front leg straight.
1 (leg it) British informal travel by foot; walk:I am part of a team legging it around London
run away:he legged it after someone shouted at him
2chiefly historical propel (a boat) through a tunnel on a canal by pushing with one’s legs against the tunnel roof or sides:a little boy was lying on his back, legging the boat along
feel (or find) one's legs
become able to stand or walk.
get one's leg over
British vulgar slang (of a man) have sexual intercourse.
have the legs of
British be able to go faster or further than (a rival):he should have the legs of his eight rivals here
not have a leg to stand on
have no facts or sound reasons to support one’s argument or justify one’s actions.
on one's hind legs
British informal, dated standing up to make a speech:he wasn’t afraid to get up on his hind legs at a social gathering and talk
on one's last legs
near the end of life, usefulness, or existence:the foundry business was on its last legs