one of the long parts of your body that your feet are joined to, or a similar part on an animal or insect:
a young boy with skinny legs
She fell and broke her leg.
the leg of an animal when it is cooked and eaten as food:
meat[uncountable and countable]DF
roast leg of lamb
one of the upright parts that support a piece of furniture:
One of the legs on the table was a bit wobbly.
a chair leg
a three-legged stool
the part of your trousers that covers your leg:
The legs of my jeans were covered in mud.
He rolled up his trouser legs and waded out into the stream.
one part of a long journey or race
the final leg of the Tour de France
one of the series of games in a football competition played between two teams:
sport[countable] British EnglishDSF
Leeds will have to win the second leg if they are to go forward to the finals.
to be in a situation where you cannot prove or legally support what you say:
If you didn't sign a contract, you won't have a leg to stand on.
8 British English informal not polite
to have sex with someone
9 American English informal
if a piece of news has legs, people continue to be interested in it and talk about it