splay adj : turned outward in an ungainly manner; "splay knees" n : an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
1 spread open or apart; "He splayed his huge hands over the table"
2 turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees" [syn: turn out, spread out, rotate]
3 move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically" [syn: dislocate, luxate, slip]
- splā, /spleɪ/, /spleI/
- To display; to spread.
- To dislocate, as a shoulder bone.
- To spay; to castrate.
- To turn on one side; to render oblique; to slope or slant, as the side of a door, window, etc.
- Displayed; spread out; turned outward; hence, flat; ungainly; as, splay shoulders.
- A slope or bevel, especially of the sides of a door or window, by which the opening is made larger at one face of the wall than at the other, or larger at each of the faces than it is between them.
Splay can also refer to:
- An audio player intended for console use.
- A Japanese band.
- An SGC term made up by Scott Johnson
- See also Splay tree.
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