dog|leg

dog|leg
dog|leg «DG LEHG, DOG-», adjective, noun, verb, -leg|ged, -leg|ging.
–adj.
bent like a dog's hind leg; having sharp angles; zigzagging: »

a dogleg fence.

–n.
anything shaped like a dog's hind leg: a) a fairway on a golf course of this shape: »

Many of the long holes on the courses…are characterized by doglegs (New York Times).

b) a route, passage, or course of this shape: »

and they don't draw the streets quite straight; they give each a little dogleg (Harper's).

–v.i.
to take a dogleg turn; angle off: »

He then proceeded to misplay the thirteenth, a 475-yard par 5 that doglegs sharply to the left (New Yorker).

–v.t.
to turn aside from; avoid: »

That particular office tends to be…doglegged by the City patronage (Manchester Guardian Weekly).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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