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Webster 1913 Edition


Saddle

Sad′dle

,
Noun.
[OE.
sadel
, AS.
sadol
; akin to D.
zadel
, G.
sattel
, OHG.
satal
,
satul
, Icel.
söðull
, 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 span comfortably a horse’s back, furnished with stirrups for the rider's feet to rest in, and fastened in place with a girth; also, a seat for the rider on a bicycle or tricycle.
2.
A padded part of a harness which is worn on a horse's back, being fastened in place with a girth. It serves various purposes, as to keep the breeching in place, carry guides for the reins, etc.
3.
A piece of meat containing a part of the backbone of an animal with the ribs on each side;
as, a
saddle
of mutton, of venison, etc.
4.
(Naut.)
A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.
5.
(Mach.)
A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
6.
(Zool.)
The clitellus of an earthworm.
7.
(Arch.)
The threshold of a door, when a separate piece from the floor or landing; – so called because it spans and covers the joint between two floors.
Saddle bar
(Arch.)
,
one the small iron bars to which the lead panels of a glazed window are secured.
Oxf. Gloss.
Saddle gall
(Far.)
,
a sore or gall upon a horse's back, made by the saddle.
Saddle girth
,
a band passing round the body of a horse to hold the saddle in its place.
saddle horse
,
a horse suitable or trained for riding with a saddle.
Saddle joint
,
in sheet-metal roofing, a joint formed by bending up the edge of a sheet and folding it downward over the turned-up edge of the next sheet.
Saddle roof
,
(Arch.)
,
a roof having two gables and one ridge; – said of such a roof when used in places where a different form is more common;
as, a tower surmounted by a
saddle roof
. Called also
saddleback roof
.
Saddle shell
(Zool.)
,
any thin plicated bivalve shell of the genera
Placuna
and
Anomia
; – so called from its shape. Called also
saddle oyster
.

Sad′dle

,
Verb.
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.
Abraham rose up early, . . . and
saddled
his ass.
Gen. xxii. 3.
2.
Hence: To fix as a charge or burden upon; to load; to encumber;
as, to
saddle
a town with the expense of bridges and highways
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Saddle

SADDLE

,
Noun.
sad'l. [L. sedeo, sedile.]
1.
A seat to be placed on a horse's back for the rider to sit on. Saddles are variously made, as the common saddle and the hunting saddle, and for females the side-saddle.
2.
Among seamen, a cleat or block of wood nailed on the lower yard-arms to retain the studding sail-booms in their place. The name is given also to other circular pieces of wood; as the saddle of the bow-spirit.

Definition 2022


saddle

saddle

English

Noun

An "English" style saddle used for riding horses.

saddle (plural saddles)

  1. A seat (tack) for a rider placed on the back of a horse or other animal
  2. An item of harness (harness saddle) placed on the back of a horse or other animal
  3. A seat on a bicycle, motorcycle etc
  4. A cut of meat that includes both loins and part of the backbone
  5. A low point, in the shape of a saddle, between two hills.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 483:
      With Lizzie leading, they scrambled quickly over several false peaks towards the saddle.
  6. (mining) A formation of gold-bearing quartz occurring along the crest of an anticlinal fold, especially in Australia.
  7. The raised floorboard in a doorway.
  8. (construction) A small tapered/sloped area structure that helps channel surface water to drains.
  9. (nautical) A block of wood, usually fastened to one spar and shaped to receive the end of another.
  10. (engineering) A part, such as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
  11. The clitellus of an earthworm.
  12. Any of the saddle-like markings on a boa constrictor.
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

Old English sadolian

Verb

saddle (third-person singular simple present saddles, present participle saddling, simple past and past participle saddled)

  1. To put a saddle on an animal.
  2. To get into a saddle.
  3. (idiomatic) To burden or encumber.
  4. (idiomatic) To give a responsibility to someone.
    • He has been saddled with the task of collecting evidence to the theft.
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Descendants

  • Japanese: サドル (sadoru)

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