[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.
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leggings, (used with a plural verb)

plural noun
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.


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