Translation of splay in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
splay (out)(spread apart) [fingers] abrir*, separar to splay one's legs abrirse* de piernas, despatarrarse [colloquial/familiar] the front wheels of the car were badly splayed las ruedas delanteras del coche estaban muy desalineadasExample sentences1.2 [Architecture/Arquitectura] [Constr] [door/window] construir* con derrame or derramo
- Sharma's feet were splayed, set apart from each other in disgrace, his work unfinished.
- His legs are splayed out, one stretching behind him in a straight line, the other knee bent and lying on something that seems to have broken his fall.
- To do so requires that their legs are splayed quite far apart in order for them to bring their head to ground level.
- The walls, built of coursed red stone, stand almost 4 m. high with two doorways and five splayed windows.
- The main entrance to Hillyfields is now through an access set between splayed walls which are constructed across the disputed strip almost up to the edge of the metalled driveway.
- The bands form a matrix for a mathematically calculated grid of deeply recessed and splayed bays each containing windows of different sizes.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
splay (out)[legs/fingers] separarseExample sentences
- But her long legs splayed out spread eagle, and her dress up to her waist.
- His fingers and toes splayed out, his tail arced, bracing for impact.
- She bent her legs and wiggled her entire body in a jerky motion, flicking her long fingers outward, while her wooden silk hair splayed out around her as the crimson ribbon was lost.
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