legging

noun leg·ging \ ˈle-gən also ˈlā- , -giŋ \
variants: or leggin
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of legging

: a covering (as of leather or cloth) for the leg usually used in plural; also : tights

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1718

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legging

noun leg·ging \ ˈle-gən , ˈle-giŋ \

Definition of legging for Students

: an outer covering for the leg usually of cloth or leather
  • a pair of leggings

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