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Definition of "dogleg" [dogleg]

  • Something that has a sharp bend, especially a road or route that bends abruptly. (noun)
  • A sharp bend or turn: Make a dogleg at the fire station and continue south. (noun)
  • Sports A golf hole in which the fairway is abruptly angled. (noun)
  • To make a sharp bend or turn: The street doglegs to the left. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dogleg" in a sentence
  • "No. 5, 555 yards, par 5: This dogleg-right par 5 is reachable in two shots by the longest hitters after carrying the fairway bunker on the inside of the dogleg from the tee."
  • "Now the dogleg was a trigger, and the right angle at the other end sat firmly on the barrel plunger, preventing it from sliding forward."
  • "A dogleg might be a boomerang-shaped piece of ground, a dogleg fence a zigzag of interlaced horizontal logs."