dogleg

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English[edit]

The hind leg of a dog forms a distinctive shape
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dogleg ‎(third-person singular simple present doglegs, present participle doglegging, simple past and past participle doglegged)

  1. (intransitive) To bend in the shape of the hind leg of a dog, especially to turn and then turn back in original direction, such as down, right, down.
    • 2004, The New Yorker, 30 August 2004, p. 48:
      ... when the causeway doglegs ...

Noun[edit]

dogleg ‎(plural doglegs)

  1. (golf) A sharp bend in the fairway (before the hole)
  2. A configuration of stairs where a flight ascends to a half landing before turning 180 degrees and continuing upwards.

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