(countable) A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus , especially when young
(uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.
(countable, slang) A coward.
(countable, gay slang) A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair. Compare chickenhawk
(countable, slang) A young or inexperienced person.
* 1887 , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet , III:
* Jonathan Swift
- "This case will make a stir, sir," he remarked. "It beats anything I have seen, and I am no chicken ."
A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the chicken (, the loser.)
- Stella is no chicken .
The game of dare.
- Don't play chicken with a freight train; you're guaranteed to lose.
* (bird) cock (male only), chook , hen (female only), rooster (male only)
* (young inexperienced person) spring chicken
* See also
* chicken and egg
* chicken feed
* chicken fillet
* chicken Kiev
* chicken salt
* like a chicken with its head cut off
* like a chicken with the pip
* play chicken
* run around like a chicken with its head cut off
* spring chicken
To avoid as a result of fear.
To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.
* chicken out
* chicken legs
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The lower limb of a human being or animal that extends from the groin to the ankle.
(anatomy) The portion of the lower appendage of a human that extends from the knee to the ankle.
A part of garment, such as a pair of trousers/pants, that covers a leg.
- Dan won't be able to come to the party, since he broke his leg last week and is now on crutches.
A stage of a journey, race etc.
- The left leg of these jeans has a tear.
(nautical) A distance that a sailing vessel does without changing the sails from one side to the other.
(nautical) One side of a multiple-sided (often triangular) course in a sailing race.
(sports) A single game or match played in a tournament or other sporting contest.
- After six days, we're finally in the last leg of our cross-country trip.
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One of the two sides of a right triangle that is not the hypotenuse.
(geometry) One of the branches of a hyperbola or other curve which extend outward indefinitely.
A rod-like protrusion from an inanimate object, supporting it from underneath.
(usually used in plural) evidence, the ability of a thing or idea to stick around or persist
(UK, slang, archaic) A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.
An extension of a steam boiler 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.
(cricket) A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.
- the legs of a chair or table
* a leg to stand on
* get one's leg over
* hind leg
* leg break
* leg it
* legs eleven
* make a leg
* pull someone's leg
* shake a leg
* show a bit of leg
* show a leg
* stretch one's legs
To put a series of three or more options strikes into the stock market.
To remove the legs from an animal carcass.
To build legs onto a platform or stage for support.
* leg it