sad·​dle·​bag | \ ˈsa-dᵊl-ˌbag How to pronounce saddlebag (audio) \

Definition of saddlebag

1 : one of a pair of covered pouches laid across the back of a horse behind the saddle or hanging over the rear wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle
2 : a bulge of lumpy fat in the outer area of the upper thighs

Examples of saddlebag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hadid, who raises chickens, cattle, ponies and more on her farm, included a photo of the pair getting ready to go horseback riding as they are seen holding a saddlebag and wearing riding boots. Georgia Slater,, "Yolanda Hadid Calls Boyfriend Joseph Jingoli Her 'True Love' in Sweet Birthday Tribute," 12 Sep. 2020 As for carrying stuff on your bike, there was a time when anything more than a tiny saddlebag was a tremendous faux pas. Eben Weiss, Outside Online, "Your New Guide to Cycling Style, As Informed by Gravel," 11 Dec. 2019 Something about packing saddlebags, suiting up in Spandex and having the freedom to explore wherever our legs were strong enough to take us kicked this into a higher category than your typical weekend getaway. Lori Rackl,, "Best fall bike rides in the Midwest: 3 epic trips for adventurous leaf peepers," 30 Sep. 2019 The latest collector’s item to catch her eye is Dior’s metal saddlebag from Kim Jones’s Pre-Fall 2019 menswear runway. Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Takes Dior’s $35k Heavy Metal Saddle Bag to the Streets," 5 Aug. 2019 The goats are fitted with a custom Seamus saddlebag that holds six clubs, six beverages and peanuts for tipping the goat., "20 accessible golf courses you should play in Oregon," 14 June 2019 Last season, Chiuri brought back and breathed new life into Dior's iconic saddlebag, so don't be surprised if the designer revives something else from the fashion house's archives. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Watch Dior's Fall '19 Show From the Comfort of Your Couch," 26 Feb. 2019 Pick from the original run of tiny purses—a Dior saddlebag or a Louis Vuitton pochette—for a night out. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "The Best Logo Bags to Buy Now," 10 Oct. 2018 The surprisingly slim pack stashes easily in your jersey pocket or saddlebag. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, "8 Pieces of Bike Gear to Keep You Safe on Your Commute," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of saddlebag

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Saddlebag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of saddlebag

: one of a pair of bags that are laid across the back of a horse behind the saddle or that hang over the rear wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle


sad·​dle·​bag | \ ˈsad-ᵊl-ˌbag How to pronounce saddlebag (audio) \

Medical Definition of saddlebag

: a bulge of lumpy fat in the outer area of the upper thighs

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