[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for dogleg
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
/ (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 forms of doglegdoglegged (ˌdɒɡˈlɛɡɪd, ˈdɒɡˌlɛɡd), adjective
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