astride with one leg on each side of; astride:
sitting astraddle a fence.
astraddle on Tono-Bungay, he flashed athwart the empty heavens—like a comet—rather, like a stupendous rocket!
Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
Having careered, plunging and tugging and side-stepping, until she was astraddle of the outside trace, Jenny stopped.
The Pike’s Peak Rush Edwin L. Sabin
He made a few turns around the room, astraddle of his chair, and ended by a grand somersault, as if his steed had dismounted him.
The Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Constant
The antagonists in the strange duello sat back to back, astraddle a seat.
The Skipper and the Skipped Holman Day
Set him astraddle the wooden horse with a spear shaft at either foot to teach him that a soldier’s first duty is not to think.
The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
(postpositive) with a leg on either side of something
(in higher vertebrates) one of the proximal bones of the tarsus; talus. Historical Examples astragalus is common on the borders of the fields, and in some of them Ervum, Lamium and Vicia. Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The William Griffith The fibula articulates with the calcaneum, and the astragalus is very […]
a small convex molding cut into the form of a string of beads. Compare . a plain convex molding; bead. a molding attached to one or both meeting stiles of a pair of double doors in order to prevent drafts. Historical Examples The style of carving of the cymatium with its astragal should be the […]
a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan. Also called astrakhan cloth. a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur. a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga. Contemporary Examples And they may be swaddled in astrakhan when you see them, but not all […]
pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar; star-shaped. Biology. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate flower head. Theosophy. noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, is able to […]