with the back of a horse, burro, etc., bare; without a saddle:
to ride bareback; a bareback rider.
But I confess I did sometimes enjoy a regular good gallop on a bare-backed horse, and riding-habits won’t do for that.’
The Dictator Justin McCarthy
Catch a horse by the mane and mount him by the fence and canter off bare-backed?
The Wide, Wide World Susan Warner
She spent almost all her leisure time with the colts, and I believe she used to ride them bare-backed.
Red Rose and Tiger Lily L. T. Meade
A bare-backed ride of thirteen miles had made me pretty tired.
In the Ranks of the C.I.V. Erskine Childers
So, if we canna fit them wi’ a saydel, we’ll tak a ride aff them bare-backed.
The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. II of 2) Michael Scott
I at once had a vision of myself as a black man riding round a circus on a bare-backed horse and jumping through hoops.
Castellinaria Henry Festing Jones
He set off at once, but luckily for her she had often ridden a bare-backed horse.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866 Various
Unflattered, unmoved, he sagged to one side of the bare-backed horse with the easy grace of one accustomed to the saddle.
The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart
Looking to my left I saw too good horses—one bare-backed, and one with a rudely made lady’s saddle on it.
Allan’s Wife H. Rider Haggard
About this time my coolie, Man Sing, who had frequently fallen off his bare-backed pony, arrived.
In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
(of horse-riding) without a saddle
(slang) (of sex) without a condom
(intransitive) to practise unprotected sex
1560s, of riding, from bare (adj.) + back (n.).
: a bareback lay
Without using a condom (1950s+)
(of a prizefight, prizefighter, etc.) without boxing gloves; using the bare fists. without conventional niceties; rough-and-tumble. without boxing gloves. in a rough-and-tumble manner. Contemporary Examples After the bare-knuckle brawl Ben Quayle has faced, however, his brother may think twice about following his lead. Ready for Another Quayle? Benjamin Sarlin August 12, 2010 The Spy Who […]
Arturo [ahr-too r-oh;; Spanish ahr-too-raw] /ɑrˈtʊər oʊ;; Spanish ɑrˈtu rɔ/ (Show IPA), 1897–1957, Spanish author, critic, lecturer, and broadcaster: in England after 1939.
- Bareback rider
bareback rider noun phrase A man who does the sex act without using a condom (1950s+) Historical Examples We sat in our saddles, I like Baucher, you like a bareback rider at the Hippodrome. The Flower Girl of The Chteau d’Eau, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVI) Charles Paul de Kock He wriggled […]
the irreducible minimum; the most essential components: Reduce this report to its bare bones. There is nothing left of the town but the bare bones—a couple of stores, a church, and a few houses. Contemporary Examples From that meeting, they generate a barebones, two-page outline. This Is How an Episode of Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’ […]