Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Extended forward and outward.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Extended forward; stretched forth horizontally; antrorse; prorsal.
  • To thrust out horizontally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Extended horizontally; stretched out.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective stretched (out or forward)
  • verb To stretch out or forward

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin porrēctus, past participle of porrigere, to stretch out : por-, forward, out; see per in Indo-European roots + regere, to direct, rule; see direct.]

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