from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. With a leg on each side: riding astride.
- adv. With the legs wide apart.
- prep. On or over and with a leg on each side of.
- prep. Situated on both sides of.
- prep. Lying across or over; spanning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. With one’s legs on either side.
- prep. With one’s legs on either side of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. With one leg on each side, as a man when on horseback; with the legs stretched wide apart; astraddle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With one leg on each side of some object; with the legs wide apart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with the legs stretched far apart
- adv. with one leg on each side
He gave me quite a lecture on the dangers of the side-saddle, and said very earnestly that women ought to ride "astride" (at that time this was a thing _incompris_ in England).
His base sat astride the York River, including Yorktown on the south bank and Gloucester Point on the north.
Bring back the virtuous knight in his armor, astride a noble steed.
And it is delivered to your door by Don Quixote astride a unicorn.
The demon-king Rawana bares his fangs and pops his eyes astride his horrific mount Wilmana.
By June of the next year, astride the horse of sovereignty, he had become the favorite to win the Ukrainian presidency.
Bianca Jagger famously wore his shoes for her entrance into Studio 54, sitting astride a white charger; the Princess of Wales was a fan; and the "Sex and the City" character Carrie Bradshaw had such a predilection for his heels that "Manolos" became a household name.
Someone let loose with a blood curdling rebel yell, and a woman tore off her shirt, and climbed astride her boyfriend's shoulders, waving her arms wildly over her head.
Find me reading shadows rocking astride empty words and neverhours.
There is a touch astride the belly that feeds unsated flesh.