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spraddle

[sprad-l]
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verb (used with object), sprad·dled, sprad·dling.
  1. to straddle.
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verb (used without object), sprad·dled, sprad·dling.
  1. to sprawl.
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Origin of spraddle

1625–35; origin uncertain; compare Norwegian dialect spradla squirm, flail
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Examples from the Web for spraddled

Historical Examples

  • I spraddled the tripod purposely to keep it from being upset.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • What did he want to go to sleep for, spraddled all over the aisle?

  • Thus progressing, he came close to one who spraddled in solitary comfort over two seats.

    Local Color

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Its up to us to light on him all spraddled out and squeeze the truth out of him in a hurry.

  • The enemy was spraddled on his stomach, legs apart, adjusting his body to steady his weapon.