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Definition of calf noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    calf

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//kæf//
     
    (pl. calves
    NAmE//kævz//
     
    )
     
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  1. 1[countable] the back part of the leg between the ankle and the knee I tore a calf muscle. She wore a calf-length skirt.
  2. 2[countable] a young cow
  3. 3 [countable] a young animal of some other type, such as a young elephant or whale
  4. 4[uncountable] = calfskin
  5. Idioms
    in/with calf
     
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    (of a cow) pregnant
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