saddle seat


: a slightly concave chair seat (as of a Windsor chair) with sometimes a thickened ridge at the center front

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The mezcal and tequila bar, Bodega Mezcaleria, stocked with the country’s artisan labels, remains open for sipping from sustainable coconut cups while straddling a saddle seat, whether on a noon or midnight whim. Lauren Mowery, Forbes, 16 May 2022 The American Royal is a show that is deep in tradition for saddle seat riders dating to its inception in 1905. Chris Barlow, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saddle seat was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Saddle seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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