Spread"-ea`gle (?), a.

Characterized by a pretentious, boastful, exaggerated style; defiantly or extravagantly bombastic; as, a spread-eagle orator; a spread-eagle speech.

[Colloq.& Humorous] <-- [MW10] "esp. of the greatnes of the U.S." -->

 

© Webster 1913.

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