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astride

[ uh-strahyd ]
/ əˈstraɪd /
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preposition
with a leg on each side of; straddling: She sat astride the horse.
on both sides of: Budapest lies astride the river.
in a dominant position within: Napoleon stands astride the early 19th century like a giant.
adverb, adjective
in a posture of striding or straddling; with legs apart or on either side of something.
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Origin of astride

First recorded in 1655–65; a-1 + stride
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How to use astride in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for astride

astride
/ (əˈstraɪd) /

adjective (postpositive)
with a leg on either side
with the legs far apart
preposition
with a leg on either side of
with a part on both sides of
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