noun[mass noun] informal
The practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats: a campaign to discourage manspreading or using an adjacent seat as a footrest
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- Am tired of seeing signs on ski lift towers saying "No manspreading on the chairlift".
- Bloggers have resorted to public shaming, posting photos of manspreading offenders caught in the act of indiscreet sitting.
- Several blogs regularly highlight instances of manspreading where knees stretch several feet apart.
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