bare·​back | \ˈber-ˌbak \
variants: or barebacked \ˈber-​ˈbakt \

Definition of bareback 

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

First Known Use of bareback

1562, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bareback was in 1562

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bareback

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of bareback

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

bare·​back | \ˈber-ˌbak \

Kids Definition of bareback

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

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