spread-eagle

Definition of spread-eagle

spread´-ea`gle   Pronunciation: sprĕd´ē`g'l
a.1.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.
v. i.1.To assume a spread-eagled position; - it may be done reclining, for relaxation, or momentarily, as an exhibitionary maneuver in a sport.

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