Definitions for saddle sore

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sad′dle sore`(n.)

  1. an irritation or sore on a horse caused by the rubbing of a poorly adjusted saddle.

    Category: Veterinary Science

  2. an irritation or sore on a rider caused by a saddle.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of saddle sore:


sad•dle•soreˈsæd lˌsɔr, -ˌsoʊr(adj.)

  1. feeling sore from horseback riding.

    Category: Pathology, Veterinary Science

  2. irritated or having sores produced by a saddle.

    Category: Pathology, Veterinary Science

Origin of saddlesore:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. saddle sore, gall(noun)

    an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle

  2. saddle sore(adj)

    sore on a horseback rider chafed by a saddle

  3. saddle-sore(adj)

    (of a rider) sore after riding a horse


  1. saddle sore(Noun)

    A gall, a sore developed by a horse from an ill-fitting or ill-adjusted saddle.

  2. saddle sore(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a horse with saddle sores, or to a rider who has been riding too long.


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