Origin of splay
OTHER WORDS FROM splayun·splayed, adjective
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How to use splay in a sentence
Draw each hand into a fist or, for fingertips, lift until you’re holding your bodyweight on your fingertips, with your fingers splayed open for stability.
On the decks, people were splayed out on their towels, lazily soaking up every ounce of sunshine, as if they had nowhere else to be.Denmark Is Open to Americans—Here’s What It’s Like to Visit Right Now|Mary Holland|July 2, 2021|The Daily Beast
A few possessions earlier, James had taken a foul to the face from Warriors forward Draymond Green that left him splayed out on the court and needing eye drops once he returned to the bench.With blurred vision but pinpoint accuracy, LeBron James buries late three to rescue Lakers|Ben Golliver, Des Bieler|May 20, 2021|Washington Post
Girls, she explained, held their hands out at a distance, fingers splayed like a fan, to look at their nails.
Her legs gradually drew up, splaying her knees outward — and drawing her feet inward — as if in some cruel, lotus-like pose.When Births Go Horribly Wrong, Florida Protects Doctors and Forces Families to Pay the Price|by Carol Marbin Miller and Daniel Chang, Miami Herald|April 8, 2021|ProPublica
They are cut on the splay so that the front end is half the width of a header and one side half the length of the brick.
No variation, no change; the art of it is to keep almost to the same groove, and not to make the figure broad and splay.The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies
The centre porch has twisted columns, which are carried round the splay of the arch.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
Such a collection of splay feet, puffed joints, and misshapen limbs was assuredly never before made within so small a compass.
They are boldly splayed off, and in the middle of the splay is set a shaft, which finishes with a sculptured capital.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain|George Edmund Street