straddle

[ strad-l ]
/ ˈstræd l /

verb (used without object), strad·dled, strad·dling.

verb (used with object), strad·dled, strad·dling.

noun

Origin of straddle

1555–65; apparently frequentative (with -le) of variant stem of stride

OTHER WORDS FROM straddle

strad·dler, nounstrad·dling·ly, adverbun·strad·dled, adjective
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Examples from the Web for straddler

  • They then drank Mr. Straddler's health, and thanks to him for his excellent song.

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  • "Now for distance, time, and stake," reiterated Mr. Straddler.

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  • "Jewish enough," whispered Mr. Straddler into the flying hatter's ear.

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  • "And I'll go Monsieur's," said Mr. Straddler, still backing the thing up.

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British Dictionary definitions for straddler

straddle
/ (ˈstrædəl) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of straddle

straddler, noun

Word Origin for straddle

C16: frequentative formed from obsolete strad- (Old English strode), past stem of stride
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