à cheval

adverb
à che·val | \ˌä-shə-ˈväl \

Definition of à cheval 

1 : with a leg on each side : astride

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

First Known Use of à cheval

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for à cheval

borrowed from French, literally, "on horseback"

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