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Saddle definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SADDLE, n. sad'l. [L. sedeo, sedile.]
1. A seat to be placed on a horse's back for the rider to sit on. Saddles are variously made, as the common saddle and the hunting saddle, and for females the side-saddle.
2. Among seamen, a cleat or block of wood nailed on the lower yard-arms to retain the studding sail-booms in their place. The name is given also to other circular pieces of wood; as the saddle of the bow-spirit.
SAD'DLE, v.t
1. To put a saddle on.
Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his ass.
Genesis 22.
2. To load; to fix a burden on; as, to be saddled with the expense of bridges and highways.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a seat for the rider of a horse or camel
2: a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle) [syn: saddleback, saddle]
3: cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
4: a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe
5: a seat for the rider of a bicycle [syn: bicycle seat, saddle]
6: posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl v
1: put a saddle on; "saddle the horses" [ant: offsaddle, unsaddle]
2: load or burden; encumber; "he saddled me with that heavy responsibility"
3: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend" [syn: charge, saddle, burden]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English sadel, from Old English sadol; akin to Old High German satul saddle Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) a girthed usually padded and leather-covered seat for the rider of an animal (as a horse) (2) a part of a driving harness comparable to a saddle that is used to keep the breeching in place b. a seat to be straddled by the rider of a vehicle (as a bicycle) 2. a device mounted as a support and often shaped to fit the object held 3. a. a ridge connecting two higher elevations b. a pass in a mountain range 4. a. both sides of the unsplit back of a carcass including both loins b. a colored marking on the back of an animal c. the rear part of a male fowl's back extending to the tail see duck illustration 5. the central part of the spine of the binding of a book 6. a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe saddleless adjective II. verb (saddled; saddling) Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to put a saddle on 2. a. to place under a burden or encumbrance b. to place (an onerous responsibility) on a person or group intransitive verb to mount a saddled horse

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 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. --v.tr. 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. saddle-bag 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. saddle-tree 1 the frame of a saddle. 2 a tulip-tree (with saddle-shaped leaves). Derivatives: saddleless adj. Etymology: OE sadol, sadul f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Saddle Sad"dle, n. [OE. sadel, AS. sadol; akin to D. zadel, G. sattel, OHG. satal, satul, Icel. s["o][eth]ull, Dan. & Sw. sadel; cf. Russ. siedlo; all perh. ultimately from the root of E. sit.] 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. (Naut.) A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar. 5. (Mach.) A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support. 6. (Zo["o]l.) The clitellus of an earthworm. 7. (Arch.) 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. Saddle bar (Arch.), one the small iron bars to which the lead panels of a glazed window are secured. --Oxf. Gloss. Saddle gall (Far.), a sore or gall upon a horse's back, made by the saddle. Saddle girth, a band passing round the body of a horse to hold the saddle in its place. saddle horse, a horse suitable or trained for riding with a saddle. Saddle joint, in sheet-metal roofing, a joint formed by bending up the edge of a sheet and folding it downward over the turned-up edge of the next sheet. Saddle roof, (Arch.), a roof having two gables and one ridge; -- said of such a roof when used in places where a different form is more common; as, a tower surmounted by a saddle roof. Called also saddleback roof. Saddle shell (Zo["o]l.), any thin plicated bivalve shell of the genera Placuna and Anomia; -- so called from its shape. Called also saddle oyster.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Saddle Sad"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saddled; p. pr. & vb. n. Saddling.] [AS. sadelian.] 1. To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding. ``saddle my horse.'' --Shak. Abraham rose up early, . . . and saddled his ass. --Gen. xxii. 3. 2. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Saddle Sad"dle, n. 1. (Phys. Geog.) A ridge connected two higher elevations; a low point in the crest line of a ridge; a col. 2. (Mining) A formation of gold-bearing quartz occurring along the crest of an anticlinal fold, esp. in Australia.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(saddles, saddling, saddled) 1. A saddle is a leather seat that you put on the back of an animal so that you can ride the animal. N-COUNT see also side-saddle 2. If you saddle a horse, you put a saddle on it so that you can ride it. Why don't we saddle a couple of horses and go for a ride? VERB: V n Saddle up means the same as saddle. I want to be gone from here as soon as we can saddle up... She saddled up a horse. PHRASAL VERB: V P, V P n (not pron) 3. A saddle is a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle. N-COUNT 4. If you saddle someone with a problem or with a responsibility, you put them in a position where they have to deal with it. The war devastated the economy and saddled the country with a huge foreign debt. VERB: V n with n

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

sad'-'-l: As noun (merkabh, "a riding seat") the word occurs in Le 15:9 (margin "carriage"); ordinarily it is used as a verb (chabhash, literally, to "bind up" or "gird about"), to saddle an ass (Ge 22:3; Nu 22:21; Jud 19:10, etc.).

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Put a saddle on. 2. Load, burden, encumber, clog, charge.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

To saddle the spit; to give a dinner or supper. To saddle one's nose; to wear spectacles. To saddle a place or pension; to oblige the holder to pay a certain portion of his income to some one nominated by the donor. Saddle sick: galled with riding, having lost leather.

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