Definitions of saddle

  1. To put a saddle upon; to equip ( a beast) for riding.
  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.
  3. To equip with a seat for a rider; burden or embarrass; as, to saddle a town with debt.
  4. To put a saddle on: to load.
  5. To put a saddle on.
  6. put a saddle on; " saddle the horses"
  7. load or burden; encumber; " he saddled me with that heavy responsibility"
  8. a seat for the rider of a bicycle
  9. posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
  10. a seat for the rider of a horse
  11. a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe
  12. cut of meat ( especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
  13. The clitellus of an earthworm.
  14. A ridge connected two higher elevations; a low point in the crest line of a ridge; a col.
  15. A formation of gold- bearing quartz occurring along the crest of an anticlinal fold, esp. in Australia.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.
  19. A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. A seat for a rider on a horse's back, a bicycle, etc.; anything shaped like a saddle, as a certain cut of meat.
  23. A seat or pad, generally of leather, for a horse's back: anything like a saddle, as a saddle of mutton ( the two loins undivided), etc.
  24. A seat or pad to support a rider.
  25. A seat on a horse's, back for the rider to sit on; something like a saddle.
  26. A seat placed on the horse's back for the rider to sit on; among seamen, a block of wood nailed on the lower yard- arms.