Definition of sidesaddle
: a saddle for women in which the rider sits with both legs on one side of the horse
Recent Examples of sidesaddle from the Web
During the late 17th century, Celia Fiennes traveled England by horse sitting sidesaddle.
Hundreds of horsewomen, in full festive regalia, rode sidesaddle in specially constructed wooden armchairs known as jamugas, a tradition since the 16th century.
There are specialized positions—sidesaddle, spread eagle—and identical poses whose names add nuance: prostrate, supine, decubitus, shavasana.
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Definition of sidesaddle for English Language Learners
: a saddle that is made for a rider to sit with both legs on one side of the horse
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