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a. Something that has a sharp bend, especially a road or route that bends abruptly.
b. A sharp bend or turn: Make a dogleg at the fire station and continue south.
2. Sports A golf hole in which the fairway is abruptly angled.
intr.v. dog·legged, dog·leg·ging, dog·legs
To make a sharp bend or turn: The street doglegs to the left.
[From the resemblance of such a bend to the hock of a dog's hind leg .]
dog′leg′ged (-lĕg′ĭd, -lĕgd′) adj.
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a. a sharp bend or angle
b. something with a sharp bend
vb, -legs, -legging or -legged
(intr) to go off at an angle
of or with the shape of a dogleg
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n., adj., v. -legged, -leg•ging. n.
1. a route or course that turns at a sharp angle.v.i.
2. to proceed around a sharp angle or along a zigzag course.
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Past participle: doglegged
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Hole with a sharp bend in it between tee and green.
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|Noun||1.||dogleg - angle that resembles the hind leg of a dog|
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
|2.||dogleg - a golf hole with a sharp angle in the fairway|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
doglegdog-leg [ˈdɒglɛg] n (= bend) → coude m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
dogleg[ˈdɒgˌlɛg] n (in road) → curva a gomito
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