Meaning of SADDLE in English

SADDLE

/ ˈsædl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

a leather seat for a rider on a horse :

She swung herself into the saddle.

2.

a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle

—picture at bicycle

3.

a piece of meat from the back of an animal

IDIOMS

- in the saddle

■ verb

[ vn ] to put a saddle on a horse

PHRASAL VERBS

- saddle up | saddle sth up

- saddle sb / yourself with sth

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English sadol , sadul , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zadel and German Sattel , perhaps from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sella seat and sit .

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