verb (used without object), strad·dled, strad·dling.
verb (used with object), strad·dled, strad·dling.
- an option consisting of a put and a call combined, both at the same current market price and for the same specified period.
- a similar transaction in securities or futures in which options to buy and sell the same security or commodity are purchased simultaneously in order to hedge one's risk.
Origin of straddle
Examples from the Web for straddle
Contemporary Examples of straddle
That ability to straddle two sides of an acrimonious divide has served Leavell well—not only in politics, but also in music.Stones’ Keyboard Man Is Ardent Forester
David A. Graham
June 16, 2011
Spend some time with Fiasco and you can watch him straddle that line all day long.Lupe Fiasco's Revenge
Seth Colter Walls
March 14, 2011
They're mostly girls who straddle the line between geeky and bad-ass, a look familiar to most of today's high-school students.My $16 Videogame Striptease
October 14, 2010
In an Internet video announcing his candidacy, Brown attempted this straddle without mentioning Schwarzenegger by name.Arnold's Third Term
March 5, 2010
Historical Examples of straddle
I've been here a year and I'm crazy to straddle a horse and ride off into the West.They of the High Trails
His mind was 'straddle the furrow' when Mr Ottarson came in.Eben Holden
No. 1 then has the right to straddle the ante, and he may stake two pence.
C, who has the right to straddle the ante does not do so, so no other player may.
The right to straddle shall belong to the player to the left of ante.
Word Origin for straddle
1560s, probably an alteration of stridlen, frequentative of striden (see stride). U.S. colloquial sense of "take up an equivocal position, appear to favor both sides" is attested from 1838. Related: Straddled; straddling. The noun is first recorded 1610s.