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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.
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dogleg

Said of a facility having one or more right-angled bends, as in a dogleg stair.
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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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Hole 18 'BABBINGTONs' 474 yards par four The two fairway bunkers are the main challenge off the tee on this left-to-right dogleg, while cross bunkers short of the green might catch out the unwary.
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So the old 10th - a cracking downhill par-four which is driveable in the right conditions - is now the sixth and the seventh (the old fourth) has been lengthened to a par-five which now plays the full extent of its dogleg.
Activating the vectors-to-final mode on the panel-mount GPS would have removed the dogleg and displayed the correct inbound course.
Hole 4: A beautiful looking hole with a large old tree guarding this right to left dogleg. With bunkers through the end of the fairway means distance control rather than brute strength are required off the tee.
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.
Lay of the land: This dogleg right plays slightly uphill from the tees, then downhill on the second shot to a mounded, split-level green.