Definition of astraddle in English:

astraddle

preposition

  • With the legs stretched widely on each side of:

    ‘policemen sitting astraddle motorcycles’
    • ‘He was transforming into a larger-than-life character that unapologetically shoved his way into the American Psyche until he seemed to almost stand astraddle Hollywood, casting a tall shadow that stretched across the entire country.’
    • ‘He turned the chair around and sat down astraddle it.’

adverb & adjective

  • With the legs stretched widely on each side:

    [as predicative adjective] ‘with her legs astraddle’
    [as adverb] ‘the guys got me astraddle of the wheel’

Pronunciation

astraddle

/əˈstrad(ə)l/