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straddle

1. Athletics a high-jumping technique in which the body is parallel with the bar and the legs straddle it at the highest point of the jump
2. (in poker) the stake put up after the ante in poker by the second player after the dealer
3. Irish a wooden frame placed on a horse's back to which panniers are attached
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