a seat for a rider on the back of a horse or other animal.
a similar seat on a bicycle, tractor, etc.
a part of a harness laid across the back of an animal and girded under the belly, to which the terrets and checkhook are attached.
something resembling a saddle in shape, position, or function.
the part of the back of an animal where a saddle is placed.
(of mutton, venison, lamb, etc.) a cut comprising both loins.
this cut, trimmed and prepared for roasting.
(of poultry) the posterior part of the back.
a ridge connecting two higher elevations.
the covering of a roof ridge.
bolster (def 7).
a raised piece of flooring between the jambs of a doorway.
an inverted bracket bearing on the axle of a railroad car wheel as a support for the car body.
Ordnance. the support for the trunnion on some gun carriages.
Machinery. a sliding part for spanning a space or other parts to support something else, as the cross slide and toolholder of a lathe.
a strip of leather, often of a contrasting color, sewn on the vamp or instep of a shoe and extending to each side of the shank.
Ceramics. a bar of refractory clay, triangular in section, for supporting one side of an object being fired.
(in a suspension bridge) a member at the top of a tower for supporting a cable.
verb (used with object), saddled, saddling.
to put a saddle on:
to saddle a horse.
to load or charge, as with a burden:
He has saddled himself with a houseful of impecunious relatives.
to impose as a burden or responsibility.
verb (used without object), saddled, saddling.
to put a saddle on a horse (often followed by up).
to mount into the saddle (often followed by up).
in the saddle,
in a position to direct or command; in control.
at work; on the job.
a seat for a rider, usually made of leather, placed on a horse’s back and secured with a girth under the belly
a similar seat on a bicycle, tractor, etc, made of leather or steel
a back pad forming part of the harness of a packhorse
anything that resembles a saddle in shape, position, or function
a cut of meat, esp mutton, consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
the part of a horse or similar animal on which a saddle is placed
the part of the back of a domestic chicken that is nearest to the tail
(civil engineering) a block on top of one of the towers of a suspension bridge that acts as a bearing surface over which the cables or chains pass
(engineering) the carriage that slides on the bed of a lathe and supports the slide rest, tool post, or turret
the nontechnical name for clitellum
another name for col (sense 1)
a raised piece of wood or metal for covering a doorsill
in the saddle, in a position of control
(sometimes foll by up) to put a saddle on (a horse)
(intransitive) to mount into the saddle
(transitive) to burden; charge: I didn’t ask to be saddled with this job
saddle sad·dle (sād’l)
A structure shaped like a saddle.
In addition to the idiom beginning with saddle
noun 1. any of various animals having markings on the back that resemble a saddle, as a male harp seal. noun 1. a marking resembling a saddle on the backs of various animals 2. a breed of black pig with a white band across its back 3. a rare bird of New Zealand, Philesturnus carunculatus, […]
noun 1. a moth larva, Sibine stimulea, of the southeastern U.S, having a brown and green, saddlelike marking on its back and poisonous spines.
[sad-l-bakt] /ˈsæd lˌbækt/ adjective 1. having the back or upper surface curved like a saddle. 2. having a saddlelike marking on the back, as certain birds. saddle-backed adjective 1. having the back curved in shape or concave like a saddle 2. having a saddleback
noun 1. a large bag or pouch, usually one of a pair, hung from a saddle, laid over the back of a horse behind the saddle, or mounted over the rear wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle. 2. Often, saddlebags. excess fat around the hips and buttocks. noun 1. a pouch or small bag attached […]