Spread Eagle Definition

Published by Harry Sowers on

If you are wondering “What is the definition of Spread Eagle?” you have come to the right place. On this page we will define Spread Eagle as well as use it in a sentence or in context as well as outline the origins or etymology of the term Spread Eagle when used in the context of skiing and snowboarding. Skiing and snowboarding is famous for having a high amount of jargon much like other similar sports (skateboarding, surfing, mountain-biking, etc.).

To look up other terms check out our dictionary of ski and snowboard jargon here. For the definition of Spread Eagle, please read on.

What does Spread Eagle mean in ski/snowboard slang

A spread eagle is defined as a trick that you can do on a pair of skis. This maneuver involves stretching ones legs and arms out to the side as far as possible while in the air. It is easily one of the sickest and steeziest aerial maneuver a person could possibly do while on a pair of skis, and also the only trick your dad can do.

“I only throw spread eagles.”

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Harry Sowers

Harry grew up outside of Denver Colorado and has been skiing and snowboarding since he was 3. He is most passionate about skiing and when he was in college at UC Boulder he even participated in the olympic trials for the USA Olympic Downhill Ski team.