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


From a- +‎ stride. (Wiktionary)



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