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Definition of "astraddle" []

  • In a straddling position; astride. (adverb)
  • Across or over both sides. (adverb)
  • So as to straddle or bridge; astride. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "astraddle" in a sentence
  • "French calf; heel one inch high, with steel nails; countered outside; straps narrow, of fine French calf put on "astraddle," and set down to the top of the back."
  • "Ali was astraddle her with one knee in the small of her back."
  • ""We're just not having fun," says Katherine during one date, apparently putting an end to the affair; but a few minutes later James is "supine on the bed with her astraddle him," in one of Spring's many vigorous, but not unequivocally joyful, bedroom scenes."