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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

A cheval \A` che*val"\ [F., lit., on horseback.] 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. [1913 Webster] A position [`a] cheval on a river is not one which a general willingly assumes. --Swinton. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]