saddle horn


: a hornlike prolongation of the pommel of a stock saddle

Examples of saddle horn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first roper, known as the header, ropes the front of the steer, wraps the rope around a saddle horn and uses his horse to direct the steer to the left. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, 2 Dec. 2020 Fedinec is leaning over his saddle horn, eavesdropping intently. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 25 Sep. 2020 The other end of the rope is attached to the saddle horn. Melissa Lyttle, Smithsonian, 13 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of saddle horn was in 1856

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“Saddle horn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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