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à cheval

play
adverb à che·val \ˌä-shə-ˈväl\

Definition of à cheval

  1. 1 :  with a leg on each side :  astride

  2. 2 :  in such a way as to be played or chanced simultaneously on two numbers or events (as in roulette)



Origin of à cheval

French, literally, on horseback


First Known Use: 1832


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