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 straddlers
At several different points he fitted in straddlers, with wedges made from stonewood branches.The Inca Emerald|Samuel Scoville
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.