sad·​dle·​bow ˈsa-dᵊl-ˌbō How to pronounce saddlebow (audio)
: the arch in or the pieces forming the front of a saddle

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saddlebow was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Saddlebow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


sad·​dle·​bow -ˌbō How to pronounce saddlebow (audio)
: the raised front part of a saddle
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