dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


3 definitions found
 for spreadeagle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  spread-eagle \spread"-ea`gle\ (spr[e^]d"[=e]`g'l), a.
     Characterized by a pretentious, boastful, exaggerated style;
     defiantly or extravagantly bombastic, especially regarding of
     the greatness of the U. S.; as, a spread-eagle orator; a
     spread-eagle speech. [Colloq. & Humorous] --[MW10]
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  spread-eagle \spread"-ea`gle\ v. i.
     To assume a spread-eagled position; -- it may be done
     reclining, for relaxation, or momentarily, as an
     exhibitionary maneuver in a sport.
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spreadeagle
      v 1: defeat disastrously [syn: spread-eagle, spreadeagle,
           rout]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org