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[uh-strad-l] /əˈstræd l/
adverb, adjective, preposition
astride with one leg on each side of; astride:
sitting astraddle a fence.
Origin of astraddle
First recorded in 1695-1705; a-1 + straddle Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • astraddle on Tono-Bungay, he flashed athwart the empty heavens—like a comet—rather, like a stupendous rocket!

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • Having careered, plunging and tugging and side-stepping, until she was astraddle of the outside trace, Jenny stopped.

    The Pike's Peak Rush Edwin L. Sabin
  • The antagonists in the strange duello sat back to back, astraddle a seat.

  • He made a few turns around the room, astraddle of his chair, and ended by a grand somersault, as if his steed had dismounted him.

  • Set him astraddle the wooden horse with a spear shaft at either foot to teach him that a soldier's first duty is not to think.

    The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for astraddle


(postpositive) with a leg on either side of something
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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