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dogleg

adjective dog·leg \ ˈdȯg-ˌleg , -ˌlāg \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of dogleg

: crooked or bent like a dog's hind leg
  • a sharp dogleg bend in the fairway

First Known Use of dogleg

1671

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dogleg

noun

Definition of dogleg

1 a : something having an abrupt angle
b : a sharp bend (as in a road)
2 : a golf hole having an angled fairway

Examples of dogleg in a Sentence

  1. a sharp dogleg to the left

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First Known Use of dogleg

1803

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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dogleg

verb

Definition of dogleg

: to proceed along a dogleg course
  • the single narrow street that doglegs through town
  • —Russ Leadabrand

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First Known Use of dogleg

1940

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DOGLEG Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dogleg for English Language Learners

  • : a place where a road, golf course, etc., bends or turns sharply


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