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.
- strachey, lytton,
- straddle the fence,
- straddle truck,
- stradella, alessandro,
Origin of straddle
Examples from the Web for straddle
That ability to straddle two sides of an acrimonious divide has served Leavell well—not only in politics, but also in music.
Spend some time with Fiasco and you can watch him straddle that line all day long.
They're mostly girls who straddle the line between geeky and bad-ass, a look familiar to most of today's high-school students.
In an Internet video announcing his candidacy, Brown attempted this straddle without mentioning Schwarzenegger by name.
I'le make him think he's got straddle his wooly hoss, and an army of mermades was after him with red hot pitchforks.
No. 2 then has the same option, and may, if he wish, increase the straddle by one penny.Round Games with Cards|W. H. Peel
With an exclamation she tossed her book to the desk, where it sprawled at a straddle, and hurried to the rail.Flappers and Philosophers|F. Scott Fitzgerald
He must straddle the mouth of the valley like the fat colossus he was.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Dey wouldn' be caught wearin' britches an' ridin' straddle like de womens do dese days.
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.