spraddle

verb
sprad·​dle | \ ˈspra-dᵊl How to pronounce spraddle (audio) \
spraddled; spraddling\ ˈsprad-​liŋ How to pronounce spraddle (audio) , ˈspra-​dᵊl-​iŋ \

Definition of spraddle

intransitive verb

1 : sprawl
2 : to go or walk with a straddling gait : straddle

transitive verb

1 : sprawl
2 : to spread (the legs) wide apart a duck with spraddled legs

First Known Use of spraddle

1632, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for spraddle

perhaps blend of straddle and sprawl

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“Spraddle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spraddle. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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