spraddle

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verb sprad·dle \ˈspra-dəl\

Definition of spraddle

spraddled

;

spraddling

play \ˈsprad-liŋ, ˈspra-dəl-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  sprawl

  3. 2 :  to go or walk with a straddling gait :  straddle

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  sprawl

  6. 2 :  to spread (the legs) wide apart <a duck with spraddled legs>

Origin and Etymology of spraddle

perhaps blend of straddle and sprawl


First Known Use: 1632

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