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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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Very grave, straddling his legs far apart, and stretching his neck, he started to tie deliberately the strings of his sou'-wester under his chin, with thick fingers that trembled slightly.
Some of the older apes were for finishing what they had commenced; but Taug, sullen, mighty Taug, sprang quickly to the ape-man's side and straddling the unconscious form warned back those who would have struck his childhood playmate.
The equipment functions by carrying the freight load underneath it by using a straddling process.
The former Corrie star, 32, plays Erin in new Sky drama Brassic and shocked fans as she is seen straddling her on-screen boyfriend.
The Toubou, who mainly live in the southeast straddling the border with neighbouring Chad, were heavily discriminated against under Gadhafi and fought in the 2011 uprising that finally left him dead.
London, Jan 4 ( ANI ): A city in an Indonesian province that follows Sharia law has banned women from straddling on motorbikes behind male drivers.