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.’

adjective & adverb

  • With the legs stretched widely on each side.

    as predicative adjective ‘the baby is often set upon the left hip, legs astraddle’
    as adverb ‘the guys got me astraddle of the wheel’

Pronunciation

astraddle

/əˈstrad(ə)l/