[ dawg-leg, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌlɛg, ˈdɒg- /
a route, way, or course that turns at a sharp angle.
verb (used without object), dog·legged, dog·leg·ging.
to proceed around a sharp angle or along an angular or zigzag course: The road doglegged through the mountains.
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British Dictionary definitions for dog leg
/ (ˈdɒɡˌlɛɡ) /
- a sharp bend or angle
- something with a sharp bend
verb -legs, -legging or -legged
(intr) to go off at an angle
of or with the shape of a dogleg
Derived Formsdoglegged (ˌdɒɡˈlɛɡɪd, ˈdɒɡˌlɛɡd), adjective
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Word Origin and History for dog leg
"something bent like a dog's hind leg," 1703. Originally of a type of staircase.
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