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Definition of calf noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. calves
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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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