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astride


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astride  \A*stride"\,  adv  [Pref.  a-  +  stride.] 
  With  one  leg  on  each  side  as  a  man  when  on  horseback;  with 
  the  legs  stretched  wide  apart;  astraddle. 
 
  Placed  astride  upon  the  bars  of  the  palisade.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  Glasses  with  horn  bows  sat  astride  on  his  nose. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  astride 
  adv  1:  with  one  leg  on  each  side  "she  sat  astride  the  chair"  [syn: 
  {astraddle}] 
  2:  with  the  legs  stretched  far  apart 




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