dog-leg

dogleg

[dawg-leg, dog-]
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:
1885–90; dog + leg

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dogleg (ˈdɒɡˌlɛɡ)
 
n
1.  a.  a sharp bend or angle
 b.  something with a sharp bend
 
vb , -legs, -legging, -legged
2.  (intr) to go off at an angle
 
adj
3.  of or with the shape of a dogleg
 
doglegged
 
adj

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