saddleback

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noun

1
: something saddlebacked in outline: such as
a(1)
(2)
: a coping with a slope on the two sides
b
: a hill or ridge having a concave outline at the top
d
: two supporting members (as of timber) placed in the form of an inverted V
2
: an animal having a marking on the back suggesting a saddle: such as
a
: the male harp seal
d
: a passerine bird (Philesturnus carunculatus) native to New Zealand that is related to the huia and when mature has black plumage with a chestnut-colored band on the back and wings
e
usually capitalized : an animal of either of two British breeds (Essex Saddleback and Wessex Saddleback) of medium-sized black swine distinguished by a white band crossing the back at the shoulder and descending on to each forefoot
3
British : a size of wrapping paper measuring 45 by 36 inches

saddleback

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adjective

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Etymology

Noun

saddle entry 1 + back

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“Saddleback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saddleback. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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