Definitions for saddleˈsæd l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. saddle(noun)

    a seat for the rider of a horse or camel

  2. saddleback, saddle(noun)

    a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)

  3. saddle(noun)

    cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins

  4. saddle(noun)

    a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe

  5. bicycle seat, saddle(noun)

    a seat for the rider of a bicycle

  6. saddle(verb)

    posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl

  7. saddle(verb)

    put a saddle on

    "saddle the horses"

  8. saddle(verb)

    load or burden; encumber

    "he saddled me with that heavy responsibility"

  9. charge, saddle, burden(verb)

    impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

    "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saddle(noun)

    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. Saddle(noun)

    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. Saddle(noun)

    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. Saddle(noun)

    a block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar

  5. Saddle(noun)

    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. Saddle(noun)

    the clitellus of an earthworm

  7. Saddle(noun)

    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

  8. Saddle(verb)

    to put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding

  9. Saddle(verb)

    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

  10. Origin: [OE. sadel, AS. sadol; akin to D. zadel, G. sattel, OHG. satal, satul, Icel. sull, Dan. & Sw. sadel; cf. Russ. siedlo; all perh. ultimately from the root of E. sit.]


  1. Saddle

    The saddle is a supportive structure for a rider or other load, fastened to an animal's back by a girth. The most common type is the equestrian saddle designed for a horse, but specialized saddles have been created for camels and other creatures. It is not known precisely when riders first began to use some sort of padding or protection, but a blanket attached by some form of surcingle or girth was probably the first "saddle," followed later by more elaborate padded designs. The solid tree was a later invention, and though early stirrup designs predated the invention of the solid tree, the paired stirrup, which attached to the tree, was the last element of the saddle to reach the basic form that is still used today. Today, modern saddles come in a wide variety of styles, each designed for a specific equestrianism discipline, and require careful fit to both the rider and the horse. Proper saddle care can extend the useful life of a saddle, often for decades.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saddle

    sad′l, n. a seat or pad, generally of leather, for a horse's back: anything like a saddle, as a saddle of mutton, veal, or venison—a butcher's cut, including a part of the backbone with the ribs on one side: a part of the harness used for drawing a vehicle: the seat on a bicycle: (naut.) a block of wood fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.—v.t. to put a saddle on, to load: to encumber.—n. Sadd′le-back, a hill or its summit when shaped like a saddle: a raccoon oyster: the great black-backed gull: the harp-seal: a variety of domestic geese: the larva of the bombycid moth: (archit.) a coping thicker in the middle than at the edges.—adj. Sadd′le-backed, having a low back and an elevated head and neck.—ns. Sadd′le-bag, one of two bags united by straps for carrying on horseback; Sadd′le-bar, a bar for sustaining glass in a stained-glass window; Sadd′le-blank′et, a small blanket folded under a saddle; Sadd′le-bow, the arched front of a saddle from which the weapon often hung; Sadd′le-cloth, the housing or cloth placed under a saddle.— Sadd′le-feath′ers, the long slender feathers which droop from the saddle or rump of the domestic cock.—ns. Sadd′le-girth, a band passing round the body of a horse to hold the saddle in its place; Sadd′le-horse, a horse suitable for riding; Sadd′le-joint, a joint made in plates of sheet-iron so that the margins interlock: (anat.) a joint admitting movement in every direction except axial rotation; Sadd′le-lap, the skirt of a saddle; Sadd′le-plate, the bent plate which forms the arch of the furnace in locomotive steam-boilers; Sadd′le-quern, an ancient quern for grinding grain; Sadd′ler, a maker of saddles: the harp-seal; Sadd′le-rock, a variety of the oyster; Sadd′le-roof, a roof having two gables; Sadd′ler-cor′poral, a non-commissioned officer in the household cavalry, with the charge of the saddles; Sadd′ler-ser′geant, a sergeant in the cavalry who has charge of the saddlers: (U.S.) a non-commissioned staff-officer of a cavalry regiment; Sadd′lery, occupation of a saddler: materials for saddles: articles sold by a saddler.—adjs. Sadd′le-shaped, shaped like a saddle: (bot.) bent down at the sides: (geol.) bent down at each side of a ridge; Sadd′le-sick, galled with much riding.—ns. Sadd′le-tree, the frame of a saddle.—Put the saddle on the right horse, to impute blame where it is deserved. [A.S. sadol, sadel; cf. Dut. zadel, Ger. sattel.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chinese Proverb:

    Judge not the horse by his saddle.

  2. Rita Mae Brown:

    If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.

  3. Chamberlain:

    Fair words without good deeds to a man in misery are like a saddle of gold clapped upon a galled horse.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A free horse where there is no man on its saddle always looks more beautiful than a slave horse with a man on its saddle!

  5. Jerry Brown:

    You're looking at a one-year-old (horse) who has never had a saddle on his back, it's the equivalent of looking at a 10-year-old for the NBA draft based on how he looks and how his parents played basketball. That's what buying yearlings is like. It's a total crapshoot.

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