1 angle that resembles the hind leg of a dog
Quotations2004: when the causeway doglegs — The New Yorker, 30 August 2004, p.48
A dogleg may be:
- An abrupt, shallow-angled corner in a race track for cars or motorcycles
- A feature of a golf course
- A dogleg (stairs), in architecture
- An imperfection in computer graphics; see jaggies
- A horizontal swerve in a rocket launch trajectory
- A particularly crooked place in a wellbore where the trajectory of the wellbore in three-dimensional space changes rapidly. While a dogleg is sometimes created intentionally by directional drillers, the term more commonly refers to a section of the hole that changes direction faster than anticipated or desired, usually with harmful side effects. In surveying wellbore trajectories, a standard calculation of dogleg severity is made, usually expressed in two-dimensional degrees per 100 feet [degrees per 30 m] of wellbore length.
- DOGLEGS - A Japanese wrestling group that features mentally handicapped wrestlers.
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