un·​sad·​dle ˌən-ˈsa-dᵊl How to pronounce unsaddle (audio)
unsaddled; unsaddling; unsaddles

transitive verb

: to take the saddle from
: to throw from the saddle

intransitive verb

: to remove the saddle from a horse

Examples of unsaddle in a Sentence

The riders unsaddled after the race.
Recent Examples on the Web Danielson unsaddled the animal at the trailhead and found a large hole worn well into its muscle by a small branch inadvertently trapped beneath the saddle blanket. Bill Monroe, OregonLive.com, 16 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsaddle was in the 14th century

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“Unsaddle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsaddle. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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un·​sad·​dle ˌən-ˈsad-ᵊl How to pronounce unsaddle (audio)
: to remove the saddle from a horse
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