bareback

adverb or adjective
bare·​back | \ ˈber-ˌbak How to pronounce bareback (audio) \
variants: or barebacked \ ˈber-​ˈbakt How to pronounce bareback (audio) \

Definition of bareback

: on the bare back of a horse : without a saddle likes riding bareback bareback riding

Examples of bareback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ten jockeys ride bareback, attired in the colors of the city’s contrade, or wards. New York Times, "In the Tuscan Countryside, a 15th-Century Monastery Turned Beloved Family Home," 1 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of bareback

1562, in the meaning defined above

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“Bareback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bareback. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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bareback

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of bareback

: without a saddle : on the bare back of a horse

bareback

adverb or adjective
bare·​back | \ ˈber-ˌbak How to pronounce bareback (audio) \

Kids Definition of bareback

: on the bare back of a horse : without a saddle

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