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

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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 The wooden wagon with steel wheels has evolved into customizable wagons made of various materials and fitted with sunshades and saddlebags in over 400 possible combinations. Robert Duffer,, "Radio Flyer celebrates 100 years with giant wagon in downtown Chicago," 13 July 2017 Some of the horses had carried unsold paintings in their saddlebags, which DeGrazia gathered up and took over to the stack of wood. Ron Dungan, azcentral, "The story behind Ted DeGrazia and how he became a famous Arizona artist," 16 Jan. 2016 Elsewhere, there are flintlock rifles and camel saddlebags; kilims and suzanis; chain mail shirts and Tartar helmets. Rod Nordland, New York Times, "There Are No Chickens on Chicken Street. Now There Are No Customers Either.," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of saddlebag

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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