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meanings of straddle


  1. To consider or favor two apparently opposite sides; to be noncommittal.
  2. To be on both sides of something; to have parts that are in different places, regions, etc.
  3. To form a disorderly sprawl; to spread out irregularly.
  4. To stand with the ends staggered; said of the spokes of a wagon wheel where they join the hub.
  5. To sit or stand with a leg on each side of something; to sit astride.
  6. To execute a commodities market spread.
  7. To place a voluntary raise prior to receiving cards (only by the first player after the blinds).
  8. To fire successive artillery shots in front of and behind of a target, especially in order to determine its range (the term "bracket" is often used instead).


  1. A vertical mine-timber supporting a set.
  2. A posture in which one straddles something.
  3. An investment strategy involving simultaneous trade with put and call options on same security with positions that offset one another.
  4. A voluntary raise made prior to receiving cards by the first player after the blinds.


  1. Astride.

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