Definition of straddle
straddlingplay \ˈstrad-liŋ, ˈstra-dəl-iŋ\
1 : to stand, sit, or walk with the legs wide apart; especially : to sit astride
2 : to spread out irregularly : sprawl
3 : to favor or seem to favor two apparently opposite sides
4 : to execute a commodities market spread
1 : to stand, sit, or be astride of straddle a horse campsites straddling the river
2 : to be noncommittal in regard to straddle an issue
3 : to belong in part to (each of several categories) a movie straddling genres
straddlerplay \ˈstrad-lər, ˈstra-dəl-ər\ noun
straddle the fence
: to be in a position of neutrality or indecision
Examples of straddle in a sentence
Turkey straddles Asia and Europe.
Origin and Etymology of straddle
irregular from stride
First Known Use: 1565
First Known Use of straddle
STRADDLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of straddle for English Language Learners
: to sit or ride with a leg on either side of (something)
: to be on both sides of (something)
: to have parts that are in (different places, regions, etc.)
STRADDLE Defined for Kids
Definition of straddle for Students
1 : to stand, sit, or walk with the legs spread wide apart
2 : to stand, sit, or ride with a leg on either side of He straddled the horse.
3 : to seem to favor two opposite sides of Not wanting to offend anyone, she straddled the issue.
Legal Definition of straddle
: the purchase of an equal number of put options and call options on the same underlying securities with the same price and maturity date
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