sad·​dle·​cloth ˈsa-dᵊl-ˌklȯth How to pronounce saddlecloth (audio)
: a cloth placed under or over a saddle

Examples of saddlecloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dressed in slim-fit pants and a waistcoat, Bairwa sat on a horse fitted with a red saddlecloth and neon pompoms to mark the occasion. Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2022 The walls are adorned with Grantz’s 1997 autographed LeRoy Neiman Derby print, as well as a rare Justify saddlecloth that was autographed by Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 28 Jan. 2022 Will the last place horse's saddlecloth number be odd or even? Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, 2 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saddlecloth was in the 15th century

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“Saddlecloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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