dog leg


  1. a route, way, or course that turns at a sharp angle.


  1. dog-legged.

verb (used without object), dog·legged, dog·leg·ging.

  1. to proceed around a sharp angle or along an angular or zigzag course: The road doglegged through the mountains.


    1. a sharp bend or angle
    2. something with a sharp bend

verb -legs, -legging or -legged

  1. (intr) to go off at an angle


  1. of or with the shape of a dogleg

“something bent like a dog’s hind leg,” 1703. Originally of a type of staircase.

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