astride

Astride \A*stride"\, adv. [Pref. a- + stride.] With one leg on each side, as a man when on horseback; with the legs stretched wide apart; astraddle. [1913 Webster] Placed astride upon the bars of the palisade. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Glasses with horn bows sat astride on his nose. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]