straddle

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  • Info In finance, a straddle is an investment strategy involving the purchase or sale of particular option derivatives that allows the holder to profit based on how much the price of the underlying security moves, regardless of the direction of price movement. more...
  • His long career straddles a period of major political and economic change.
  • Cold as they were, the three men dropped down and straddled beside him. Cited from The Lincoln Story Book, by Henry L. Williams
  • He straddled it a little beyond the middle, holding on with both hands. Cited from Canoe Boys and Campfires, by William Murray Graydon
  • One might think he was blind in his right eye and straddled in his left. Cited from Acton's Feud, by Frederick Swainson
  • I taught my daughter to straddle a horse before I taught her to walk. Cited from A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill, by Alice Hegan Rice
  • Because of their water requirements, each of their cities straddled a major river.
  • The parish area straddles both side of the road but the main part of the village is east.
  • He brought his aircraft down very low and released his depth charges in a perfect straddle.
  • I just about had strength enough left to straddle him. Cited from Tales of Lonely Trails, by Zane Grey
  • I never laughed so in all my life as I did when he got a-straddle of you. Cited from Wild Western Scenes, by John Beauchamp Jones
  • A man cannot grasp more than his hand will hold nor straddle more than his legs' length. Cited from The Age of the Reformation, by Preserved Smith
  • I think he might have been heard running and straddling bushes a quarter of a mile! Cited from Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, by Henry Bibb
  • McClane stood outside, straddling, his way when he had got something important on hand. Cited from The Romantic, by May Sinclair
  • Many other animals from outside the city limits have been known to straddle inside on from time to time.
  • He sat down, straddling the chair, his arms across the back and his chin down upon them. Cited from Star-Dust, by Fannie Hurst
  • He described the person on top had their legs straddling the person on the bottom, who was face up.
  • A boy about ten walks beside her carrying a small child about a year old straddle of his back. Cited from The Mule-Bone, by Zora Hurston and Langston Hughes
  • The city established itself as a centre for commerce due to its location straddling trade routes.
  • No-limit games may also allow multiple re-straddles, in any amount that would be a legal raise.
  • The Art Institute building has the unusual property of straddling open-air railroad tracks.
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Words starting with straddle

Meaning of straddle

  • noun A noncommittal or equivocal position
  • noun A gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars
  • noun The act of sitting or standing astride
  • noun The option to buy or sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date; consists of an equal number of put and call options
  • verb Sit or stand astride of
  • verb Be noncommittal