saddle

n. & v.
—n.
1 a seat of leather etc., usu. raised at the front and rear, fastened on a horse etc. for riding.
2 a seat for the rider of a bicycle etc.
3 a joint of meat consisting of the two loins.
4 a ridge rising to a summit at each end.
5 the part of a draught-horse's harness to which the shafts are attached.
6 a part of an animal's back resembling a saddle in shape or marking.
7 the rear part of a male fowl's back.
8 a support for a cable or wire on top of a suspension-bridge, pier, or telegraph-pole.
9 a fireclay bar for supporting ceramic ware in a kiln.
—v.tr.
1 put a saddle on (a horse etc.).
2 a (foll. by with) burden (a person) with a task, responsibility, etc. b (foll. by on, upon) impose (a burden) on a person.
3 (of a trainer) enter (a horse) for a race.
Phrases and idioms:
in the saddle 1 mounted.
2 in office or control.
saddle-bag
1 each of a pair of bags laid across a horse etc. behind the saddle.
2 a bag attached behind the saddle of a bicycle or motor cycle. saddle-bow the arched front or rear of a saddle. saddle-cloth a cloth laid on a horse's back under the saddle. saddle-horse a horse for riding. saddle-sore chafed by riding on a saddle. saddle stitch a stitch of thread or a wire staple passed through the centre of a magazine or booklet.
saddle-tree
1 the frame of a saddle.
2 a tulip-tree (with saddle-shaped leaves).
Derivatives:
saddleless adj.
Etymology: OE sadol, sadul f. Gmc

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Saddle — Sad dle, n. [OE. sadel, AS. sadol; akin to D. zadel, G. sattel, OHG. satal, satul, Icel. s[ o][eth]ull, Dan. & Sw. sadel; cf. Russ. siedlo; all perh. ultimately from the root of E. sit.] 1. A seat for a rider, usually made of leather, padded to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saddle up — 1. To saddle a horse 2. To mount (S Afr) • • • Main Entry: ↑saddle * * * ˌsaddle ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle — [sad′ l] n. [ME sadel < OE sadol, akin to Ger sattel < Gmc * sathula, via ? OSlav * sedulo < IE base * sed , to SIT] 1. a seat for a rider on a horse, bicycle, etc., usually padded and of leather, and generally straddled in riding 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Saddle — Sad dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Saddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Saddling}.] [AS. sadelian.] 1. To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding. saddle my horse. Shak. [1913 Webster] Abraham rose up early, . . . and saddled his ass. Gen. xxii. 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saddle — ► NOUN 1) a seat with a raised ridge at the front and back, fastened on the back of a horse for riding. 2) a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle. 3) a low part of a hill or mountain ridge between two higher points or peaks. 4) the lower part of the… …   English terms dictionary

  • saddle — index disadvantage, encumber (hinder), load, overcome (overwhelm), overload Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • saddle — vb *burden, encumber, cumber, weigh, weight, load, lade, tax, charge …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Saddle — A saddle is a supportive structure for a rider or other load, fastened to an animal s back by a girth. The most common type is the equestrian saddle designed for a horse, but specialized saddles have been created for camels and other creatures.… …   Wikipedia

  • saddle — [[t]sæ̱d(ə)l[/t]] saddles, saddling, saddled 1) N COUNT A saddle is a leather seat that you put on the back of an animal so that you can ride the animal. → See also side saddle 2) VERB If you saddle a horse, you put a saddle on it so that you can …   English dictionary

  • saddle — saddleless, adj. saddlelike, adj. /sad l/, n., v., saddled, saddling. n. 1. a seat for a rider on the back of a horse or other animal. 2. a similar seat on a bicycle, tractor, etc. 3. a part of a harness laid across the back of an animal and… …   Universalium


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