An extension of a steamboiler downward, in the form of a narrow space between vertical plates, sometimes nearly surrounding the furnace and ash pit, and serving to support the boiler; called also water leg.
In a grain elevator, the case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.
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 Englishshank).
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