adjective, sprawlier, sprawliest.
tending to sprawl; straggly: The colt's legs were long and sprawly.

1790–1800; sprawl + -y1

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sprawl (sprɔːl)
1.  (intr) to sit or lie in an ungainly manner with one's limbs spread out
2.  to fall down or knock down with the limbs spread out in an ungainly way
3.  to spread out or cause to spread out in a straggling fashion: his handwriting sprawled all over the paper
4.  the act or an instance of sprawling
5.  a sprawling posture or arrangement of items
6.  a.  the urban area formed by the expansion of a town or city into surrounding countryside: the urban sprawl
 b.  the process by which this has happened
[Old English spreawlian; related to Old English spryttan to sprout, spurt, Greek speirein to scatter]

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Shrubs tend to have rangy to sprawly growth habits and vicious thorns.
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