Chicken vs Leg - What's the difference?

chicken | leg |

As a proper noun chicken

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As a noun leg is




(wikipedia chicken) (Gallus gallus) (Gallus gallus)


  • (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:
  • "This case will make a stir, sir," he remarked. "It beats anything I have seen, and I am no chicken ."
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Stella is 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.)
  • Don't play chicken with a freight train; you're guaranteed to lose.
  • The game of dare.
  • Synonyms

    * (bird) cock (male only), chook , hen (female only), rooster (male only) * (coward) * twink * (young inexperienced person) spring chicken * See also

    Derived terms

    * chicken and egg * chicken feed * chicken fillet * chickenhawk * chicken Kiev * chickenpox * chicken salt * chickenshit * 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


    (en adjective)
  • cowardly
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To avoid as a result of fear.
  • To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.
  • Derived terms

    * chicken out * chicken legs

    See also

    * egg * poultry * cockerel * hen



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    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • The lower limb of a human being or animal that extends from the groin to the ankle.
  • Dan won't be able to come to the party, since he broke his leg last week and is now on crutches.
  • (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.
  • The left leg of these jeans has a tear.
  • A stage of a journey, race etc.
  • After six days, we're finally in the last leg of our cross-country trip.
  • (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.
  • * {{quote-news
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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.
  • the legs of a chair or table
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * a leg to stand on * foreleg * get one's leg over * hind leg * leg break * leg-breaker * leggy * leg it * legroom * legs eleven * legwork * make a leg * pull someone's leg * shake a leg * show a bit of leg * show a leg * stretch one's legs

    See also

    * ankle * arm * buttocks * calf * crus * elbow * foot * hip * joint * knee * lap * limb * shank * shin * thick * thigh * vertebra


  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * leg it


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