Meaning of SADDLE in English


noun the clitellus of an earthworm.

2. saddle ·vt to put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding.

3. saddle ·noun a block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.

4. saddle ·add. ·noun a ridge connected two higher elevations; a low point in the crest line of a ridge; a col.

5. saddle ·add. ·noun a formation of gold-bearing quartz occurring along the crest of an anticlinal fold, ·esp. in australia.

6. saddle ·noun a part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.

7. saddle ·noun a piece of meat containing a part of the backbone of an animal with the ribs on each side; as, a saddle of mutton, of venison, ·etc.

8. saddle ·noun the threshold of a door, when a separate piece from the floor or landing;

— so called because it spans and covers the joint between two floors.

9. saddle ·vt hence: to fix as a charge or burden upon; to load; to encumber; as, to saddle a town with the expense of bridges and highways.

10. saddle ·noun a padded part of a harness which is worn on a horse's back, being fastened in place with a girth. it serves various purposes, as to keep the breeching in place, carry guides for the reins, ·etc.

11. saddle ·noun a seat for a rider, — usually made of leather, padded to span comfortably a horse's back, furnished with stirrups for the rider's feet to rest in, and fastened in place with a girth; also, a seat for the rider on a bicycle or tricycle.

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