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à cheval

[a shuh-val; English ah shuh-val]
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French.
  1. by horse; on horseback.
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British Dictionary definitions for a cheval

à cheval

adverb
  1. (of a bet, esp in roulette) made on two adjacent numbers, cards, etc
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Word Origin

literally: on horseback
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