verb (used with object), spread-ea·gled, spread-ea·gling.
verb (used without object), spread-ea·gled, spread-ea·gling.
Origin of spread-eagle
Definition for spread-eagle (2 of 2)
Origin of spread eagle
Examples from the Web for spread-eagle
Two or three of them, in fact, to spread-eagle whatever it is.Skylark Three|Edward Elmer Smith
Six officers of the Royal Flying Corps are here, double-breasted tunics and two spread-eagle wings on left breast.
It has been on active service now since the year 1800, and I really think it's time our spread-eagle friends gave us a change.The Message|Alec John Dawson
"The suit is brought in the name of justice and humanity," shouted Fitz, eloquently, and with a spread-eagle gesture.Make or Break|Oliver Optic
I landed sort of spread-eagle flat and seemed to hang there before I slid down the wall to the floor with a meaty-sounding Whump!Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith