[ sprad-l-leg-id, -legd ]

  1. moving with or having the legs wide apart: a spraddle-legged walk.

  1. with the legs sprawled, spread apart, etc.: sitting spraddle-legged on the chair.

Origin of spraddle-legged

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby spraddle-legged

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How to use spraddle-legged in a sentence

  • He was perhaps seven feet and a handful of inches tall, and was sitting, spraddle-legged, at the table.

    Captives of the Flame | Samuel R. Delany
  • Letha shrugged and leaned back against the tree trunk again, sitting spraddle-legged this time in the hope of catching Evon's eye.

    The Ties That Bind | Walter Miller