a sharp angle or bend like that formed by a dog's hind leg, as in a golf fairway
intransitive verb-·legged·, -·leg·ging
to go or lie in one direction and then angle off in another
of, or having the form of, a dogleg
- 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.
- Sports A golf hole in which the fairway is abruptly angled.
intransitive verbdog·legged, dog·leg·ging, dog·legs
To make a sharp bend or turn: The street doglegs to the left.
Origin of doglegFrom the resemblance of such a bend to the hock of a dog's hind leg
(third-person singular simple present doglegs, present participle doglegging, simple past and past participle doglegged)