Leg

A leg is a weight bearing and locomotive structure, usually having a columnar shape. During locomotion, legs function as "extensible struts" - the combination of movements at all joints can be modeled as a single, linear element capable of changing length and rotating about an omnidirectional "hip" joint.

As an anatomical animal structure it is used for locomotion. The distal end is often modified to distribute force (such as a foot). Most animals have an even number of legs.

As a component of furniture it is used for the economy of materials needed to provide the support for the useful surface, the table top or chair seat.

Read more about Leg:  Terminology, Tetrapod Legs, Arthropod Leg, Robotic Leg

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Kathy Smallwood-Cook - Biography - Best Season
... as part of 4 x 100 m relay team featuring her teammates Simone Jacobs (1st leg), Beverley Callendar (3rd leg), and Heather Oakes (anchor leg), clocking 43.11 - well down on the British record she helped ...
The Amazing Race
... Contestants strive to arrive first at "pit stops" at the end of each leg of the race to win prizes and to avoid coming in last, which carries the possibility of elimination or a significant ... Clues provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member ... left at that point, the team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded the grand prize ...
2-step (breakdance Move)
... step of the basic 6-step and involves the breaker hopping with the crouched leg (from step 3) while swinging the other straightened leg around, then rotating his body over the swinging leg with a quick, low ...
James McEveley - Blackburn Rovers
... after his performance in a League Cup semi-final first leg, where he displayed considerable self-confidence in a 0–0 draw ... in October 2004 when his challenge resulted in a broken leg for Djibril Cissé ... Şükür, trialist at Blackburn, with a broken leg ...
2002 Copa Sudamericana - Final Stages - Semifinals
... The first leg of the semifinals took place the week of November 5, with the second leg taking place the week of November 13 ... Scores Tie-breakers Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD Pen ...

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