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Definition of "saddle" []

  • A leather seat for a rider, secured on an animal's back by a girth. Also called regionally rig. (noun)
  • Similar tack used for attaching a pack to an animal. (noun)
  • The padded part of a driving harness fitting over a horse's back. (noun)
  • The seat of a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle. (noun)
  • Something shaped like a saddle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "saddle" in a sentence
  • "A saddle made by the Mexicans in California is called the _California saddle_."
  • "Ranging through those wide-open spaces on foot or in the saddle is the essence of freedom."
  • "That night she cooked what she referred to as the saddle, with some corn and a few chilies they had brought from El Paso."