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English Word:

a cheval


English Pronunciation:

a che•val


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(French), literally, on horseback.


⇨Definition

Astride; with a part on each side; -- used specif. in designating the position of an army with the wings separated by some line of demarcation, as a river or road.

A position à cheval on a river is not one which a general willingly assumes. Swinton.



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