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[dawg-leg, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌlɛg, ˈdɒg-/
a route, way, or course that turns at a sharp angle.
verb (used without object), doglegged, doglegging.
to proceed around a sharp angle or along an angular or zigzag course:
The road doglegged through the mountains.
Origin of dogleg
1885-90; dog + leg Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dogleg
  • He lives down a narrow dogleg of an alley, off a road rumbling with scooters.
  • Accuracy is required off the tee to navigate the dogleg and then a deceptive hill up to the hole often leaves players short.
  • The inside handrail on switchbacks and dogleg ramps shall always be continuous.
  • Install the pressure-relief valve and the air-and-vacuum valve on top of the upper horizontal section of the dogleg.
  • Inside handrails on switchback or dogleg ramps shall be continuous between ramp runs.
  • Extensions are not required for continuous handrails at the inside turn of switchback or dogleg stairs and ramps.
  • Provide continuous inner handrails between pedestrian ramp runs at dogleg or switchback pedestrian ramps.
  • It is a dogleg stair with two steps rising to a shallow landing, then continuing along the east wall to the loft above.
  • The property is relatively narrow and has a dogleg to the right.
  • Extensions shall not be required for continuous handrails at the inside turn of switchback or dogleg stairs and ramps.
British Dictionary definitions for dogleg


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