Straddle

Definition of Straddle

Strad´dle
v. i.1.To part the legs wide; to stand or to walk with the legs far apart.
[imp. & p. p. Straddled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Straddling .]
2.To stand with the ends staggered; - said of the spokes of a wagon wheel where they join the hub.
v. t.1.To place one leg on one side and the other on the other side of; to stand or sit astride of; as, to straddle a fence or a horse.
n.1.The act of standing, sitting, or walking, with the feet far apart.
2.The position, or the distance between the feet, of one who straddles; as, a wide straddle.
3.A stock option giving the holder the double privilege of a "put" and a "call," i. e., securing to the buyer of the option the right either to demand of the seller at a certain price, within a certain time, certain securities, or to require him to take at the same price, and within the same time, the same securities.

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