astride


1astride

adverb \ə-ˈstrīd\

Definition of ASTRIDE

1
:  with one leg on each side :  astride a horse <she rode astride, not sidesaddle>
2
:  with the legs stretched wide apart <standing astride>

First Known Use of ASTRIDE

1610

2astride

preposition

: with one leg or part on each side of (something)

Full Definition of ASTRIDE

1
:  on or above and with one leg on each side of <astride a horse>
2
:  placed or lying on both sides of <towns lying astride a river>
3
:  extending over or across :  spanning, bridging

Examples of ASTRIDE

  1. She was sitting astride a horse.
  2. The town lies astride a narrow river.

First Known Use of ASTRIDE

1653

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