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- Lying with arms and legs outstretched and separated.
- (colloquial, humorous) Characterized by a pretentious, boastful, exaggerated style; bombastic.
- a spread-eagle orator
- a spread-eagle speech
- With arms and legs extended and spread.
- (transitive) To put into a spread-eagle position, with arms and legs extended and spread.
- (intransitive) To put one's body in a spread eagle.