verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby splay
Origin of splay
OTHER WORDS FROM splayun·splayed, adjective
Examples from the Web for splaying
His steel trowel rang like a bell as he tossed the red brick like a ball in his strong, splaying hand.
He was clean-shaven, blue-eyed, and had a fine shock of brown hair through which he was constantly pushing his splaying fingers.The Hills of Refuge|Will N. Harben
He occasionally flicked on his torch, splaying it over the column, checking the positions of the men ahead of him.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
Into the splaying breaches there rushed fresh troops from front and rear, and the lines thickened and swayed again.The Boy Allies with the Cossacks|Clair W. Hayes
John asked, a look of shame crossing his face as he stood mechanically brushing his coat-sleeve with his big, splaying hand.