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astride

[ uh-strahyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF astride

Synonyms for astride

  • astraddle
  • athwart
  • on the back of
  • piggyback
  • sitting on
  • straddling
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASTRIDE

I got astride of the buttress, and painfully forced my way up.

For all the world she would not have liked them to catch him astride the coping of the wall.

"Bring that there bench up, missy, and we'll put him astride it," said the driver.

From the window of my room I saw the doctor get astride his mule.

A captain, astride of a great reeking horse, towered above them.

He gloried in mountain scouting, and was in his element when astride a spirited horse.

It told of your trying to get astride a bronco, and it was a struggle.

He placed her behind his saddle, astride of the horse as if she were a man.

Every one was afoot or astride a pony, for there was nothing on wheels, not even a barrow.

If you had seen me get astride of a plank, would you have remained on land, Porthos?

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from a- (1) "on" + stride (n.).