Meaning of “astride” in the English Dictionary

"astride" in British English

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astridepreposition

uk /əˈstraɪd/ us /əˈstraɪd/

with a leg on each side of something:

She sat proudly astride her new motorbike.
figurative The town lies astride (= on either side of) the River Havel.

astrideadverb

uk /əˈstraɪd/ us /əˈstraɪd/

(Definition of “astride” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"astride" in American English

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astrideadverb, preposition

us /əˈstrɑɪd/

with one leg on either side (of something):

He sat astride a horse.

(Definition of “astride” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)