Saddling



noun
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 girded under the belly, to which the terrets and checkhook are attached.
4.
something resembling a saddle in shape, position, or function.
5.
the part of the back of an animal where a saddle is placed.
6.

(of mutton, venison, lamb, etc.) a cut comprising both loins.
this cut, trimmed and prepared for roasting.

7.
(of poultry) the posterior part of the back.
8.
a ridge connecting two higher elevations.
9.
the covering of a roof ridge.
10.
bolster (def 7).
11.
a raised piece of flooring between the jambs of a doorway.
12.
an inverted bracket bearing on the axle of a railroad car wheel as a support for the car body.
13.
Ordnance. the support for the trunnion on some gun carriages.
14.
Machinery. a sliding part for spanning a space or other parts to support something else, as the cross slide and toolholder of a lathe.
15.
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.
16.
saddle shoe.
17.
Ceramics. a bar of refractory clay, triangular in section, for supporting one side of an object being fired.
18.
(in a suspension bridge) a member at the top of a tower for supporting a cable.
verb (used with object), saddled, saddling.
19.
to put a saddle on:
to saddle a horse.
20.
to load or charge, as with a burden:
He has saddled himself with a houseful of impecunious relatives.
21.
to impose as a burden or responsibility.
verb (used without object), saddled, saddling.
22.
to put a saddle on a horse (often followed by up).
23.
to mount into the saddle (often followed by up).
Idioms
24.
in the saddle,

in a position to direct or command; in control.
at work; on the job.

noun
1.
a seat for a rider, usually made of leather, placed on a horse’s back and secured with a girth under the belly
2.
a similar seat on a bicycle, tractor, etc, made of leather or steel
3.
a back pad forming part of the harness of a packhorse
4.
anything that resembles a saddle in shape, position, or function
5.
a cut of meat, esp mutton, consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
6.
the part of a horse or similar animal on which a saddle is placed
7.
the part of the back of a domestic chicken that is nearest to the tail
8.
(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
9.
(engineering) the carriage that slides on the bed of a lathe and supports the slide rest, tool post, or turret
10.
the nontechnical name for clitellum
11.
another name for col (sense 1)
12.
a raised piece of wood or metal for covering a doorsill
13.
in the saddle, in a position of control
verb
14.
(sometimes foll by up) to put a saddle on (a horse)
15.
(intransitive) to mount into the saddle
16.
(transitive) to burden; charge: I didn’t ask to be saddled with this job

saddle sad·dle (sād’l)
n.
A structure shaped like a saddle.
In addition to the idiom beginning with saddle

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