sad·​dle·​cloth | \ ˈsa-dᵊl-ˌklȯth How to pronounce saddlecloth (audio) \

Definition of saddlecloth

: a cloth placed under or over a saddle

Examples of saddlecloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Will the last place horse's saddlecloth number be odd or even? Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Forget the horses. Here are the best prop bets for Kentucky Derby 2018," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of saddlecloth

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Saddlecloth.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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