a noncommittal or equivocal position
a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars
the act of sitting or standing astride
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
sit or stand astride of
range or extend over; occupy a certain area
"The plants straddle the entire state"
a posture in which one straddles something
an investment strategy involving trade in derivatives
A voluntary raise made prior to receiving cards by the first player after the blinds.
To sit or stand with a leg on each side of something.
To form a disorderly sprawl.
To fire successive artillery shots in front of and behind of a target, especially in order to determine its range.
To place a voluntary raise prior to receiving cards (only by the first player after the blinds).
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
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
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
Origin: [Freq. from the root of stride.]
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. The purchase of particular option derivatives is known as a long straddle, while the sale of the option derivatives is known as a short straddle.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strad′l, v.i. to stride or part the legs wide: to stand or walk with the legs far apart: to seem favourable to both sides in any question that divides opinion into parties, to trim with regard to any controversy.—v.t. to stand or sit astride of.—n. act of straddling: an attempt to fill a non-committal position: a stock-transaction in which the buyer obtains the privilege of either a put or a call: a vertical mine-timber supporting a set.—adv. astride.—adj. Stradd′le-legged, having the legs wide apart. [A freq. from A.S. strǽd, pa.t. of strídan, stride.]
The numerical value of straddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of straddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- spreizen, grätschenGerman
- montarse, ahorcajarse, a horcajadasSpanish
- se mettre à califourchon, enfourcherFrench
- पैर फैलाकर बैठना, दोनों ओर टाँगें करके बैठना, बताने के लिये अनिच्छुक होनाHindi
- scavalcare, sedersi a cavalcioni, divaricareItalian
- 두 다리를 벌리다Korean
- voor en achter een doel schieten, zich vrijblijvend opstellen, schrijlings zitten opDutch
- сидеть, нога, расставлятьRussian
- gränsla, grenslaSwedish
- bacaklarını ayırmakTurkish
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