horse·​back | \ ˈhȯrs-ˌbak How to pronounce horseback (audio) \

Definition of horseback

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the back of a horse



Definition of horseback (Entry 2 of 3)

: on horseback



Definition of horseback (Entry 3 of 3)

: given without thorough consideration a horseback opinion

Examples of horseback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Actress Katherine Kelly Lang is recovering from surgery after sustaining a serious injury while horseback riding. Charmaine Patterson,, 10 May 2022 Recreation programs: From horseback riding, adult basketball and yoga, to learning Spanish and playing tennis, the Avon Parks and Recreation Department has a host of offerings for families and adults. cleveland, 8 May 2022 It was intended to replicate the exercise involved in horseback riding. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2022 Navarro now appears to be teaching horseback riding at River Chase Farm in Aldie, Virginia. NBC News, 2 May 2022 Activities on offer include golf, horseback riding and skiing. CNN, 27 Apr. 2022 Recreational activities include horseback riding, four-wheeling, hot air balloon rides, fly fishing, and more. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, 27 Apr. 2022 Outings include camping, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rafting, biking, horseback riding, sailing and sporting events. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Apr. 2022 Her campaign website is thin on specifics and, instead, showcases photos of her in fishing bibs, horseback riding, and at Trump rallies. Libby Casey, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Horseback riders share the trails with hikers at Brett Woods, a 185-acre conservation area. Lisa Prevost, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of horseback


14th century, in the meaning defined above


1727, in the meaning defined above


1879, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

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horse·​back | \ ˈhȯrs-ˌbak How to pronounce horseback (audio) \

Kids Definition of horseback

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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



Kids Definition of horseback (Entry 2 of 2)

: on horseback We rode horseback.

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