Synonyms of spread eagle


1. spread eagle, emblem, allegory

usage: an emblem (an eagle with wings and legs spread) on the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States

2. spread eagle, figure

usage: a skating figure executed with the skates heel to heel in a straight line


1. spread-eagle, stretch, extend

usage: stretch out completely; "They spread-eagled him across the floor"

2. spread-eagle, range, straddle

usage: stretch over; "His residences spread-eagle the entire county"

3. spread-eagle, figure skate

usage: execute a spread eagle on skates, with arms and legs stretched out

4. spread-eagle, sprawl

usage: stand with arms and legs spread out

5. spread-eagle, spreadeagle, rout, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

usage: defeat disastrously


1. spread-eagle, extended (vs. unextended)

usage: with arms and legs stretched out and apart; "lay spread-eagle on the floor"

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