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v. splayed, splay·ing, splays
1. To spread (the limbs, for example) out or apart: The dog rolled on its back and splayed its legs.
2. To make slanting or sloping; bevel: splayed the edge of the tabletop.
3. To dislocate (a bone). Used of an animal.
1. To be spread out or apart: After work, he splayed out on the couch.
2. To slant or slope.
1. Spread or turned out.
2. Clumsy or clumsily formed; awkward.
n. Architecture
An oblique angle or bevel given to the sides of an opening in a wall so that the opening is wider on one side of the wall than on the other.

[Middle English splayen, short for displayen; see display.]
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1. spread out or turned out
2. (Architecture) (of a window) set at an angle with respect to the wall
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