animal leg

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Noun1.animal leg - the leg of an animalanimal leg - the leg of an animal      
quadruped - an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
biped - an animal with two feet
cannon, shank - lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
leg - a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion
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Sitting on one of the gigantic, crudely constructed bar stools with sheepskin trim, you can imagine Conan the Barbarian hunched over the bar, animal leg in one hand, stein of beer in the other.
An animal leg is shaped like a column because it facilitates the flow of stresses between two points--like the foot and hip joint, or paw and shoulder," Bejan explains.
Such a construction for animal leg movement is quite unusual, as large areas of skeletal parts move on top of each other.