An example of a saddle is where a person sits when riding a horse.
They were saddled with heavy expenses.
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.
- Prevailing or in control; dominant:
- Engaged in an activity, especially a job:Back in the saddle after a leave of absence from work.
- back performing one's job, being engaged in one's pursuits, etc.
- seated on a saddle
- in a position of control
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
- Old English sadolian