preposition & adverb
- 1With a leg on each side of: [as preposition]: he was sitting astride the bike [as adverb]: he sat on the chair astrideMore example sentences
- Sarah says this while sitting astride a large grey horse with a pair of 5-inch stiletto boots on her feet.
- So when I found myself sitting astride a large horse at 11 am last Saturday I was a little perplexed to say the least.
- He was sitting astride a horse that shied at raindrops.
- 1.1 [as adverb] (Of a person’s legs) apart: he stood, legs astrideMore example sentences
- He rode two horses at the same time, standing astride with one leg on each horse, as they cantered in unison around the sawdust circle.
- 2 [as preposition] Extending across: the port stands astride an international routeMore example sentences
- The town stands astride the A4, formerly called the Great West Road, that connected London, Bath and Bristol.
- She was the last living member of the old generation of the little village astride the Moy.
- The town sits astride a major fault that is well exposed west and east of the town and forms an obvious east-trending lineament on the satellite imagery.
More definitions of astrideDefinition of astride in:
- The US English dictionary