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splay
American English: /spleɪ/
British English: /spleɪ/

Translation of splay in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1

    splay (out)

    (spread apart)
    (fingers)
    abrir
    separar
    to splay one's legs the front wheels of the car were badly splayed
    las ruedas delanteras del coche estaban muy desalineadas
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (Architecture, Constr)
    (door/window)
    construir con derrame or derramo
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • splay (out)

    (legs/fingers)
    separarse
    Example 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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