- The definition of a saddle is a padded seat on a horse or bike.
An example of a saddle is where a person sits when riding a horse.
- Saddle is defined as to put a seat on a horse or bike, or to add a load or burden.
- An example of saddle is to put a padded cover on a bicycle seat.
- An example of saddle is to take out a second mortgage which will increase the monthly mortgage loan payment; to saddle yourself with an increased payment.
A saddle on a horse.
saddle definition by Webster's New World
- a seat for a rider on a horse, bicycle, etc., usually padded and of leather, and generally straddled in riding
- a padded part of a harness worn over a horse's back to hold the shafts
- the part of an animal's back where a saddle is placed
- anything suggesting a saddle, as in form, placement, etc.
- a ridge between two peaks or summits
- a cut of lamb, venison, etc., including part of the backbone and the two loins
- the rear part of the back of a fowl
Origin: Middle English sadel ; from Old English sadol, akin to German sattel ; from Germanic an unverified form sathula, via uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old Church Slavonic an unverified form sedulo- ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sed-, to sit
- to put a saddle upon
- to load or encumber, as with a burden
- to impose as a burden, obligation, etc.
saddle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A leather seat for a rider, secured on an animal's back by a girth. Also called regionally rig.b. Similar tack used for attaching a pack to an animal.c. The padded part of a driving harness fitting over a horse's back.d. The seat of a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.e. Something shaped like a saddle.
- a. A cut of meat consisting of part of the backbone and both loins.b. The lower part of a male fowl's back.
- a. A saddle-shaped depression in the ridge of a hill.b. A ridge between two peaks.
- To put a saddle onto.
- To load or burden; encumber: They were saddled with heavy expenses.
- To saddle a horse.
- To get into a saddle.
Origin: Middle English sadel, from Old English sadol; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
saddle - Medical Definition
saddle - Phrases/Idioms
in the saddle
- seated on a saddle
- in a position of control
in the saddle