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Definition of spread-eagled adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

spread-eagled

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈsprɛd ˌiɡld//
 
(also spread-eagle) [not usually before noun]
 
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in a position with your arms and legs spread out He lay spread-eagled on the floor.
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verb spread-eagle somebody