one of a series of games, matches, or parts of gamesHe was tapping his walking stick against his leg.
something similar to a leg in appearance or function, such as one of the supports of a chairWe replaced the legs on the old table.
a single stage, lap, or length in a relay raceThe first leg of the journey was by boat.
See a leg up
See leg it
See shake a leg
The core meaning of leg is either of the two lower limbs of the human body. Their role in propping up the body has produced the meaning of support in other objects like the leg of a chair. We also talk about giving someone a leg up when they need support and a boost. The idea of a leg as a structural support is reiterated in the phrases not have a leg to stand on and on one's last legs. A leg can equally refer to a stage of a journey or race, historically denoting sea journeys, but now with a wider application. Another common meaning of leg is that of movement in shake a leg (get moving), stretch your legs (go for a walk), and leg it (run away). The expression pull someone's leg, meaning to tease them, may originate from a Scottish rhyme where a preacher tugged on the leg of a hung criminal to make sure they were dead. Nowadays, pulling someone's leg has a more lighthearted meaning, involving teasing and joking.
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in the sense of brace
something that steadies, binds, or holds up another thingShe wears a neck brace.
in the sense of lap
one circuit of a racecourse or trackthe last lap of the race
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