I. verb Etymology: Middle English, short for displayen — more at display Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to cause to spread outward 2. to make oblique ; bevel intransitive verb 1. to extend apart or outward especially in an awkward manner 2. slope, slant II. noun Date: circa 1508 1. a slope or bevel especially of the sides of a door or window 2. spread, expansion III. adjective Date: 1548 1. turned outward <
splay knees
2. awkward, ungainly

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  • splay — [spleı] v also splay out [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: display] to spread apart widely, or to make things do this, especially parts of the body ▪ He sat with his legs splayed out in front of him …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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