Definitions of saddle

  1. a seat for the rider of a bicycle
  2. impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; " He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
  3. put a saddle on; " saddle the horses"
  4. posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
  5. a seat for the rider of a horse
  6. a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe
  7. cut of meat ( especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
  8. a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks ( is shaped like a saddle)
  9. load or burden; encumber; " he saddled me with that heavy responsibility"
  10. The clitellus of an earthworm.
  11. A ridge connected two higher elevations; a low point in the crest line of a ridge; a col.
  12. A formation of gold- bearing quartz occurring along the crest of an anticlinal fold, esp. in Australia.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.
  16. A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
  17. To put a saddle upon; to equip ( a beast) for riding.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. A seat for a rider on a horse's back, a bicycle, etc.; anything shaped like a saddle, as a certain cut of meat.
  22. To equip with a seat for a rider; burden or embarrass; as, to saddle a town with debt.
  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. To put a saddle on: to load.
  25. Seat for a horse's back; the two loins of venison, & c.
  26. To put a saddle on.
  27. To put a saddle on; load; burden.
  28. A seat or pad to support a rider.
  29. The two hind quarters or the loins, as of mutton or venison.
  30. A seat on a horse's, back for the rider to sit on; something like a saddle.
  31. 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.
  32. To put a saddle on; to load; to burden.

Usage examples for saddle

  1. He was up in the saddle – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  2. He was in the saddle in five minutes, and by the rate at which he started I did not doubt his success. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. " I'm going to start as soon as I can roll a smoke and saddle a horse," Thornton answered him, a little smile in his eyes. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  4. Turning in her saddle she saw Sebastien coming along the valley trail at a gallop. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  5. 525 4 Saddle of road 7412 ft. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  6. What's that saddle worth? – Cow-Country by B. M. Bower
  7. " We'll go back to camp now, and get a pack, saddle and horse," he said. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  8. If I can't, I shall have to go to sleep in the saddle – Ahead of the Army by W. O. Stoddard
  9. He crossed the room, hung up his saddle and found her sitting near. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  10. I had told him to get the job done at once, and not return without the saddle – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  11. I'd spoil the saddle – Tales from the Veld by Ernest Glanville
  12. Sometimes we could get a good saddle horse for Mademoiselle Capello and then she often did the whole day's travel on horseback. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  13. So you did bring in my saddle eh, Nick? – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  14. After dinner Melissy's saddle horse was brought around, and she joined her father to ride back with him for a few miles. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  15. Looking down upon them from his saddle was Leopold of Lutha. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  16. Shall we saddle up at once, Dave? – The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest by G. A. Henty
  17. It was miles away, I announced readily, away up on The Saddle – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  18. Just as he was entering the wood, he turned round in his saddle and called out: " Above all, take care that they do not see you; don't go where the carriages are." – Bijou by Gyp
  19. " You are to bring your dress clothes strapped to your saddle in true colonial fashion, and spend the night here," Judith had continued. – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  20. They used to catch a number of birds in this way, and in an hour or so a fellow would have a dozen or more hanging to his saddle – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston