Saddle meaning

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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.

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To put a saddle onto.
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To load or burden; encumber.

They were saddled with heavy expenses.

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To saddle a horse.
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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.

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To get into a saddle; mount a horse. Often used with up.
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A seat for a rider on a horse, bicycle, etc., usually padded and traditionally of leather, and generally straddled in riding.
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A padded part of a harness worn over a horse's back to hold the shafts.
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The part of an animal's back where a saddle is placed.
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Anything suggesting a saddle, as in form, placement, etc.
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A ridge between two peaks or summits.
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To put a saddle upon.
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To load or encumber, as with a burden.
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To impose as a burden, obligation, etc.
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To put a saddle on a horse and mount it.
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A seat (tack) for a rider placed on the back of a horse or other animal.
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An item of harness (harness saddle) placed on the back of a horse or other animal.
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A seat on a bicycle, motorcycle etc.
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A cut of meat that includes both loins and part of the backbone.
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A ridge, in the shape of a saddle, between two hills.
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The raised floorboard in a doorway.
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(construction) A small tapered/sloped area structure that helps channel surface water to drains.
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(nautical) A block of wood, usually fastened to one spar and shaped to receive the end of another.
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(engineering) A part, such as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
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The clitellus of an earthworm.
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To put a saddle on an animal.
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To get into a saddle.
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(idiomatic) To burden or encumber.
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(idiomatic) To give a responsibility to someone.
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in the saddle
  • Prevailing or in control; dominant:
  • Engaged in an activity, especially a job:
    Back in the saddle after a leave of absence from work.
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back in the saddle
  • back performing one's job, being engaged in one's pursuits, etc.
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in the saddle
  • seated on a saddle
  • in a position of control
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Origin of saddle

  • Middle English sadel from Old English sadol sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English sadol, from Proto-Germanic *sadulaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sod-tlō-, from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (“to sit").

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English sadolian

    From Wiktionary