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Verb: spreadeagle
  1. Defeat disastrously
    - spread-eagle, rout
Noun: spread eagle
  1. An emblem (an eagle with wings and legs spread) on the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States
  2. A skating figure executed with the skates heel to heel in a straight line
Adjective: spread-eagle  'spred,ee-gul
  1. With arms and legs stretched out and apart
    "lay spread-eagle on the floor";
    - spreadeagled
Verb: spread-eagle  'spred,ee-gul
  1. (sport) execute a spread eagle on skates, with arms and legs stretched out
  2. Stand with arms and legs spread out
  3. Stretch over
    "His residences spread-eagle the entire county"
  4. Stretch out completely
    "They spread-eagled him across the floor"

Derived forms: spread eagles, spreadeagling, spreadeagles, spread-eagling, spread-eagles, spread-eagled, spreadeagled

See also: extended

Type of: allegory, beat, beat out, crush, emblem, extend, figure, figure skate, range, shell, sprawl, straddle, stretch, trounce, vanquish

Encyclopedia: Spreadeagle

Spread eagle