Definitions for: Straddle

[n] 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
[n] the act of sitting or standing astride
[v] range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"
[v] be noncommittal
[v] sit or stand astride of

Webster (1913) Definition: Strad"dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Straddled; p. pr. &
vb. n. Straddling.] [Freq. from the root of stride.]
1. To part the legs wide; to stand or to walk with the legs
far apart.

2. To stand with the ends staggered; -- said of the spokes of
a wagon wheel where they join the hub.

Strad"dle, v. t.
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

Strad"dle, n.
1. The act of standing, sitting, or walking, with the feet
far apart.

2. The position, or the distance between the feet, of one who
straddles; as, a wide straddle.

3. 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. [Broker's Cant]

Synonyms: range, span

Antonyms: go with, side

See Also: be, call, call option, comprise, constitute, make up, motility, motion, move, movement, option, put, put option, represent, spread-eagle

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