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Definition of 'splay'


  1. 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"
       Synonyms: turn out spread out rotate
  3. move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
       Synonyms: dislocate luxate slip


  1. turned outward in an ungainly manner; "splay knees"

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