- astride with one leg on each side of; astride: sitting astraddle a fence.
Origin of astraddle
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Related Wordsdoubtful, wishy-washy, hesitant, tentative, astraddle, changeable, halting, hesitating, inconclusive, indeterminate, irresolute, unclear, undecided, undetermined, uneventful, unsettled, unstable, vacillating, wavering, faltering
Examples from the Web for astraddle
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.The Skipper and the Skipped
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
- (postpositive) with a leg on either side of something
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