Meaning of SADDLE in English
n. & v.
1. a seat of leather etc., usu. raised at the front and rear, fastened on a horse etc. for riding.
2 a seat for the rider of a bicycle etc.
3 a joint of meat consisting of the two loins.
4 a ridge rising to a summit at each end.
5 the part of a draught-horse's harness to which the shafts are attached.
6 a part of an animal's back resembling a saddle in shape or marking.
7 the rear part of a male fowl's back.
8 a support for a cable or wire on top of a suspension-bridge, pier, or telegraph-pole.
9 a fireclay bar for supporting ceramic ware in a kiln.
1. put a saddle on (a horse etc.).
2 a (foll. by with) burden (a person) with a task, responsibility, etc. b (foll. by on, upon) impose (a burden) on a person.
3 (of a trainer) enter (a horse) for a race.
Phrases and idioms:
in the saddle 1 mounted.
2 in office or control.
1. each of a pair of bags laid across a horse etc. behind the saddle.
2 a bag attached behind the saddle of a bicycle or motor cycle. saddle-bow the arched front or rear of a saddle. saddle-cloth a cloth laid on a horse's back under the saddle. saddle-horse a horse for riding. saddle-sore chafed by riding on a saddle. saddle stitch a stitch of thread or a wire staple passed through the centre of a magazine or booklet.
1. the frame of a saddle.
2 a tulip-tree (with saddle-shaped leaves).
Etymology: OE sadol, sadul f. Gmc
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012