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saddle

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noun, often attributive sad·dle \ˈsa-dəl\

Definition of saddle

  1. 1a (1) :  a girthed usually padded and leather-covered seat for the rider of an animal (such as a horse) (2) :  a part of a driving harness comparable to a saddle that is used to keep the breeching in placeb :  a seat to be straddled by the rider of a vehicle (such as a bicycle)

  2. 2 :  a device mounted as a support and often shaped to fit the object held

  3. 3a :  a ridge connecting two higher elevationsb :  a pass in a mountain range

  4. 4a :  both sides of the unsplit back of a carcass including both loinsb :  a colored marking on the back of an animalc :  the rear part of a male fowl's back extending to the tail — see duck illustration

  5. 5 :  the central part of the spine of the binding of a book

  6. 6 :  a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe

saddleless

play \-dəl-(l)əs\ adjective

in the saddle

  1. :  in control

Examples of saddle in a Sentence

  1. the next day's hike was a stiff climb out of the saddle where they had camped for the night

Illustration of saddle

Origin and Etymology of saddle

Middle English sadel, from Old English sadol; akin to Old High German satul saddle

Other Equestrian Terms


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saddle

verb sad·dle

Definition of saddle

saddled

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saddling

play \ˈsad-liŋ, ˈsa-dəl-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put a saddle on

  3. 2a :  to place under a burden or encumbranceb :  to place (an onerous responsibility) on a person or group

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to mount a saddled horse

Examples of saddle in a Sentence

  1. He saddled his horse and mounted it.

  2. to the social worker it seemed as though her supervisor had once again saddled her with a truly hopeless case

First Known Use of saddle

before 12th century



SADDLE Defined for English Language Learners

saddle

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noun

Definition of saddle for English Language Learners

  • : a leather-covered seat that is put on the back of a horse

  • : a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle

saddle

verb

Definition of saddle for English Language Learners

  • : to put a saddle on (a horse)


SADDLE Defined for Kids

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saddle

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noun sad·dle \ˈsa-dəl\

Definition of saddle for Students

  1. 1 :  a padded and leather-covered seat for a rider on horseback

  2. 2 :  something like a saddle in shape, position, or use


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saddle

play
verb sad·dle

Definition of saddle for Students

saddled

;

saddling

  1. 1 :  to put a saddle on I saddled my horse.

  2. 2 :  to put a load on :  burden She saddled him with the hardest job.


Medical Dictionary

saddle

play
noun sad·dle \ˈsad-əl\

Medical Definition of saddle

  1. :  the part of a partial denture that carries an artificial tooth and has connectors for adjacent teeth attached to its ends



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