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dogleg

[′dȯg‚leg]
(navigation)
That portion of a flight which does not lead directly to the destination or way point, followed to comply with established flight procedures, avoid possible dangers or bad weather areas, or delay time of arrival.
(petroleum engineering)
Bend or sudden direction change in a wellhole that can cause tubing wear and failure.

dogleg

Said of a facility having one or more right-angled bends, as in a dogleg stair.

dogleg

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In this case, aircraft alters course by 60 degrees and flies the new course, for say, one minute. After one minute the pilot alters course by 120 degrees and flies this course for one minute and thereafter gets onto the original course in this process. The aircraft would have lost one minute. Other dog leg procedures involve alteration of original course by 30 and 45 degrees.
An intentional, temporary moving away from the track and returning to it later on with a view to either lose time or avoid bad weather or an obstruction. The two common methods of doglegs are to alter one's course by 30°/45° and fly for a fixed period of time. Thereafter, the pilot can alter the aircraft's course by double the original change (i.e., by 60°/90°) and fly this leg for the same period of time. At the end of this period, the original course is resumed, assuming there is no wind.
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It too is a dogleg with the reverse-canted fairway, but in this case it is a mirror image of the fourth hole.
Hole 16 is a 475-yard sharp dogleg left which again, wind dependent, will take your long irons to reach the greens, but any mistake will see you in the water at the end.
It's a diabolically short dogleg left with the customary narrow fairway.
6th, 499yds, par 4: It is into the wind, a dogleg and the second shot is uphill to a green 40 yards deep.
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A huge drive down the first set up another birdie on the dogleg 596-yard par five, taking him to four under par for the tournament.
St Henry's is approached head on, up a gentle dogleg pedestrian ramp to the small foyer lit by natural light at the western entrance.
With major volunteerism and a dip into next year's recreation budget, the town itself and Grindline built it: a dogleg capsule with over vert elbow and an encapsulated fullpipe.
Then it's back to the original course with the seventh a tricky dogleg followed by the 400-yard eighth and short ninth.
17, the 433-yard par 4, with water left and a dogleg right, posted an average score of 4.
11, a 544-yard par 5 featuring a cluster of bunkers at the corner of a dogleg, their fringes lined with wispy fescue.
Buoyed by their opening 67 for a 138 aggregate, the Manchester pair had a stroke to spare over Russell and Mason, who, for the second successive day, burdened themselves with a double-bogey six at the dogleg 10th hole.