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[dawg-leg, dog-]
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  1. a route, way, or course that turns at a sharp angle.
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  1. dog-legged.
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verb (used without object), dog·legged, dog·leg·ging.
  1. to proceed around a sharp angle or along an angular or zigzag course: The road doglegged through the mountains.
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Origin of dogleg

First recorded in 1885–90; dog + leg
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Historical Examples of 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


    1. a sharp bend or angle
    2. something with a sharp bend
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verb -legs, -legging or -legged
  1. (intr) to go off at an angle
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  1. of or with the shape of a dogleg
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Derived Formsdoglegged (ˌdɒɡˈlɛɡɪd, ˈdɒɡˌlɛɡd), adjective
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