• To remove the legs from an animal carcass.
  • To build legs onto a platform or stage for support.
  • To put a series of three or more options strikes into the stock market.
  • To apply force using the leg (as in 'to leg a horse').



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  • From Middle English leg, legge, from Old Norse leggr, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaz, *lagwijaz, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *(ǝ)lak-, *lēk-.
  • Cognate with Scots leg ("leg"), Icelandic leggur ("leg, limb"), Norwegian Bokmål legg ("leg"), Norwegian Nynorsk legg ("leg"), Swedish Swedish lägg ("leg, shank, shaft"), Danish læg ("leg"), Langobardic lagi ("thigh, shank, leg"), Latin lacertus ("limb, arm"), Persian لنگ. Upon borrowing, mostly displaced the native Old English term sċanca (Modern English shank).
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