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dogleg

[dawg-leg, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌlɛg, ˈdɒg-/
noun
1.
a route, way, or course that turns at a sharp angle.
adjective
verb (used without object), doglegged, doglegging.
3.
to proceed around a sharp angle or along an angular or zigzag course:
The road doglegged through the mountains.
Origin of dogleg
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; dog + leg
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  • I could just pick out the dogleg at Connors, and imagined I could see the traffic light at Chalmers.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • As we rode up we could see a gunyah made out of boughs, and a longish wing of dogleg fence, made light but well put together.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for dogleg

dogleg

/ˈdɒɡˌlɛɡ/
noun
1.
  1. a sharp bend or angle
  2. something with a sharp bend
verb -legs, -legging, -legged
2.
(intransitive) to go off at an angle
adjective
3.
of or with the shape of a dogleg
Derived Forms
doglegged (ˌdɒɡˈlɛɡɪd; ˈdɒɡˌlɛɡd) adjective
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