verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of splay
Examples from the Web for splayed
Blankets, overnight bags, sleeping bags, pillows, iPads, books, and students were splayed throughout the building.Inside the NYU Refugee Camp for Displaced Students|Kevin Fallon, Abby Haglage|November 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Gucci kicked it up a notch with high hemlines, tight key-hole dresses and splayed bust-lines.
Two thumb-impressed reinforcements, splayed at each end, secure the handle to the body wall.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia|C. Malcolm Watkins
Captain Forrester was kneeling on the resin testing his hocks for sprains with splayed fingers, his features twitching.The Sky Trap|Frank Belknap Long
The hoop on which he was splayed turned slowly one way and then back the other.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
The main room—a very moderately-heated tepidarium—is a square on plan, with splayed angles, over which rises a dome of brickwork.The Turkish Bath|Robert Owen Allsop
Their jambs are splayed at an angle that would allow about 12 ins.Bell's Cathedrals: The Church of St. Martin Canterbury|C. F. Routledge
British Dictionary definitions for splayed
Word Origin for splay
Word Origin and History for splayed
"to spread out," early 14c., shortened form of desplayen (see display). Pp. adjective splayed "spread out" is attested from 1540s.