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astride

a·stride

astride

 
 
pronunciation:
straId
parts of speech:
preposition, adjective & adverb
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: over or upon and with a leg on each side of; straddling.
definition 2: on both sides of; extending over or across; spanning.
The bridge loomed astride the stream.
 
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition 1: with a leg on each side.
He climbed up and sat astride.
definition 2: with the legs far apart.