Definitions for saddleˈsæd l
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sad•dleˈsæd l(n.; v.)-dled, -dling.
(n.)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.
a cut of lamb, venison, etc., comprising both loins.
the posterior part of the back of poultry.
a ridge connecting two higher elevations.
Category: Geography (terms)
a strip of leather, often of a contrasting color, sewn across the instep of a shoe.
Ref: saddle shoe.
(v.t.)to put a saddle on.
to load or charge, as with a burden or responsibility:
saddled with unwanted guests.
(v.i.)to put a saddle on a horse (often fol. by up).
to mount into the saddle (often fol. by up).
Idioms for saddle:
in the saddle, in a position to direct or control; in command. at work; on the job.
Origin of saddle:
bef. 900; (n.) ME sadel, OE sadol; c. OHG satal (G Sattel ), ON sǫthull; (v.) ME sad(e)len, OE sadolian, der. of the n.
a seat for the rider of a horse or camel
a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)
cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe
bicycle seat, saddle(noun)
a seat for the rider of a bicycle
posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
put a saddle on
"saddle the horses"
load or burden; encumber
"he saddled me with that heavy responsibility"
charge, saddle, burden(verb)
impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a seat on a bike or motorcycle
a leather saddle
a leather object used to sit on a horse
She sat proudly in the saddle.
to put a saddle on a horse
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
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
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
a block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar
a part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support
the clitellus of an earthworm
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
to put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding
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
Translations for saddle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a seat for a rider
The bicycle saddle is too high.
- selimPortuguese (BR)
- der SattelGerman
- sadel; -sadelDanish
- (bici) sillín, silla (de montar)Spanish
- काठी, जीन, चारजामा पल्याणHindi
- hnakkur, söðullIcelandic
- 鞍, サドルJapanese
- balnas, sėdynėLithuanian
- tempat dudukMalay
- sal; sykkelseteNorwegian
- زين، دشاتخته، شمزۍ، زين كول، بارول،باراچولPashto
- 馬鞍Chinese (Trad.)
- بائیسکل وغیرہ کی گدّیUrdu
- yên ngựa, yên xeVietnamese
- 马鞍Chinese (Simp.)
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