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dog-legged

[dawg-leg-id, -legd, dog-] /ˈdɔgˈlɛg ɪd, -ˈlɛgd, ˈdɒg-/
adjective
1.
bent like the hind leg of a dog; zigzag.
Also, dogleg.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705

dogleg

[dawg-leg, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌlɛg, ˈdɒg-/
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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British Dictionary definitions for doglegged

dogleg

/ˈdɒɡˌlɛɡ/
noun
1.
  1. a sharp bend or angle
  2. something with a sharp bend
verb -legs, -legging, -legged
2.
(intransitive) to go off at an angle
adjective
3.
of or with the shape of a dogleg
Derived Forms
doglegged (ˌdɒɡˈlɛɡɪd; ˈdɒɡˌlɛɡd) adjective
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