"saddle" Definition

  1. n. A seat for a rider, -- usually made of leather, padded to span comfortably a horse's back, furnished with stirrups for the rider's feet to rest in, and fastened in place with a girth; also, a seat for the rider on a bicycle or tricycle.
  2. n. A padded part of a harness which is worn on a horse's back, being fastened in place with a girth. It serves various purposes, as to keep the breeching in place, carry guides for the reins, etc.
  3. n. A piece of meat containing a part of the backbone of an animal with the ribs on each side; as, a saddle of mutton, of venison, etc.
  4. n. A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.
  5. n. A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
  6. n. The clitellus of an earthworm.
  7. n. The threshold of a door, when a separate piece from the floor or landing; -- so called because it spans and covers the joint between two floors.
  8. v. t. To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding.
  9. v. t. Hence: To fix as a charge or burden upon; to load; to encumber; as, to saddle a town with the expense of bridges and highways.

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Words that start with "saddle": 11
Words that end with "saddle": 4
Words that contain "saddle": 14
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English Dictionary Definition of saddle

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