A·stride adv. With one leg on each side, as a man when on horseback; with the legs stretched wide apart; astraddle.
Placed astride upon the bars of the palisade. --Sir W. Scott.
Glasses with horn bows sat astride on his nose. --Longfellow.
adv 1: with one leg on each side; "she sat astride the chair" [syn:
2: with the legs stretched far apart