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Definition of "astride" []

  • With a leg on each side: riding astride. (adverb)
  • With the legs wide apart. (adverb)
  • On or over and with a leg on each side of. (preposition)
  • Situated on both sides of. (preposition)
  • Lying across or over; spanning. (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 "astride" in a sentence
  • "He gave me quite a lecture on the dangers of the side-saddle, and said very earnestly that women ought to ride "astride" (at that time this was a thing _incompris_ in England)."
  • "His base sat astride the York River, including Yorktown on the south bank and Gloucester Point on the north."
  • "Bring back the virtuous knight in his armor, astride a noble steed."