spread eagle

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English[edit]

A heraldic spread eagle

Noun[edit]

spread eagle (plural spread eagles)

  1. A position of the body involving full extension of the limbs with both fore- and hind-limbs spread wide, usually referring to humans or heraldic eagles.
  2. (figure skating) A move in which a skater glides on both feet, the toes turned out to the sides, heels facing each other.

See also[edit]

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