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straddle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'straddle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Straddle [ n.]
- The act of standing, sitting, or walking, with the feet far apart.
- The position, or the distance between the feet, of one who straddles; as, a wide straddle.
- A stock option giving the holder the double privilege of a "put" and a "call," i. e., securing to the buyer of the option the right either to demand of the seller at a certain price, within a certain time, certain securities, or to require him to take at the same price, and within the same time, the same securities.
2 . Straddle [ v. i.]
- To part the legs wide; to stand or to walk with the legs far apart.
- To stand with the ends staggered; -- said of the spokes of a wagon wheel where they join the hub.
3 . Straddle [ v. t.]
- To place one leg on one side and the other on the other side of; to stand or sit astride of; as, to straddle a fence or a horse.

Meaning of 'straddle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . straddle [ v]
Meaning (1):
- range or extend over; occupy a certain area
Example in sentence:
  • The plants straddle the entire state