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Meaning of splay

splay

Pronunciation: (splā), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to spread out, expand, or extend.
  2. to form with an oblique angle; make slanting; bevel.
  3. to make with a splay or splays.
  4. to disjoin; dislocate.
—v.i.
  1. to have an oblique or slanting direction.
  2. to spread or flare.
—n.
  1. a surface that makes an oblique angle with another, as where the opening through a wall for a window or door widens from the window or door proper toward the face of the wall.
—adj.
  1. spread out; wide and flat; turned outward.
  2. clumsy or awkward.
  3. oblique or awry.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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