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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.
Archit.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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