Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb With a leg on each side.
  • adverb With the legs wide apart.
  • preposition On or over and with a leg on each side of.
  • preposition Situated on both sides of.
  • preposition Lying across or over; spanning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With one leg on each side of some object; with the legs wide apart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With one leg on each side, as a man when on horseback; with the legs stretched wide apart; astraddle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb With one’s legs on either side.
  • preposition With one’s legs on either side of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with the legs stretched far apart
  • adverb with one leg on each side

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From a- +‎ stride.

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