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horseback

noun horse·back \ ˈhȯrs-ˌbak \
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

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

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HORSEBACK Defined for English Language Learners

horseback

Definition of horseback for English Language Learners

  • : on the back of a horse


HORSEBACK Defined for Kids

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horseback

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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