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horseback

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noun horse·back \ ˈhȯrs-ˌbak \

Definition of horseback

:the back of a horse

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First Known Use of horseback

14th century


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horseback

adverb

Definition of horseback

:on horseback

First Known Use of horseback

1727


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horseback

adjective

Definition of horseback

:given without thorough consideration
  • a horseback opinion

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First Known Use of horseback

1879



HORSEBACK Defined for English Language Learners

horseback

adjective

Definition of horseback for English Language Learners

  • : on the back of a horse


HORSEBACK Defined for Kids

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horseback

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noun horse·back \ ˈhȯrs-ˌbak \

Definition of horseback for Students

:the back of a horse
  • They're traveling on horseback.

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horseback

adverb

Definition of horseback for Students

:on horseback
  • We rode horseback.

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