[leg-ing] /ˈlɛg ɪŋ/
a covering for the leg, usually extending from the ankle to the knee but sometimes higher, worn by soldiers, riders, workers, etc.
Compare , , .
leggings, (used with a plural verb)
an extra outer covering for the lower legs
close-fitting trousers worn by women and children
“extra outer covering to protect the leg,” 1763, from leg (n.). Related: Leggings.
- Legg-perthes disease
Legg-Perthes disease n. See osteochondritis deformans juvenilis.
[leg-ee] /ˈlɛg i/ adjective, leggier, leggiest. 1. having awkwardly long . 2. having long, attractively shaped : a group of tanned, leggy swimmers. 3. of, relating to, or characterized by showing the : a leggy stage show. 4. (of plants) long and thin; spindly. /ˈlɛɡɪ/ adjective -gier, -giest 1. having unusually long legs 2. (of […]
[leg-hee-muh-gloh-bin, -hem-uh-] /lɛgˈhi məˌgloʊ bɪn, -ˈhɛm ə-/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a hemoglobinlike red pigment in the root nodules of leguminous plants, as soybean, that is essential for nitrogen fixation.
[leg-hahr-nis] /ˈlɛgˌhɑr nɪs/ noun 1. armor for the , sometimes including that for the foot.