Definition of Saddle in English :

Define Saddle in English

Saddle meaning in English

Meaning of Saddle in English

Pronunciation of Saddle in English

Saddle pronunciation in English

Pronounce Saddle in English


see synonyms of saddle


1. saddle

a seat for the rider of a horse or camel

2. saddle, saddleback

a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)

3. saddle

cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins

4. saddle

a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe

5. bicycle seat, saddle

a seat for the rider of a bicycle

6. saddle

posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl


7. saddle

put a saddle on

Example Sentences:
'saddle the horses'

8. saddle

load or burden; encumber

Example Sentences:
'he saddled me with that heavy responsibility'

9. burden, charge, saddle

impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

Example Sentences:
'He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of saddle
a seat for a rider, usually made of leather, placed on a horse's back and secured with a girth under the belly
a similar seat on a bicycle, tractor, etc, made of leather or steel
a back pad forming part of the harness of a packhorse
anything that resembles a saddle in shape, position, or function
a cut of meat, esp mutton, consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
the part of a horse or similar animal on which a saddle is placed
the part of the back of a domestic chicken that is nearest to the tail
8. civil engineering
a block on top of one of the towers of a suspension bridge that acts as a bearing surface over which the cables or chains pass
9. engineering
the carriage that slides on the bed of a lathe and supports the slide rest, tool post, or turret
10.  the nontechnical name for clitellum
11.  another name for col (sense 1)
a raised piece of wood or metal for covering a doorsill
13.  in the saddle
14. (sometimes foll by up)
to put a saddle on (a horse)
15. (intransitive)
to mount into the saddle
16. (transitive)
to burden; charge
I didn't ask to be saddled with this job

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see synonyms of saddle
a seat for a rider on a horse, bicycle, etc., usually padded and of leather, and generally straddled in riding
a padded part of a harness worn over a horse's back to hold the shafts
the part of an animal's back where a saddle is placed
anything suggesting a saddle, as in form, placement, etc.
a ridge between two peaks or summits
a cut of lamb, venison, etc., including part of the backbone and the two loins
the rear part of the back of a fowl
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈsaddled or ˈsaddling
to put a saddle upon
to load or encumber, as with a burden
to impose as a burden, obligation, etc.
verb intransitive
to put a saddle on a horse and mount it
often with up

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of saddle
a. A leather seat for a rider, secured on an animal's back by a girth. Also called regionally rig.
b. Similar tack used for attaching a pack to an animal.
c. The padded part of a driving harness fitting over a horse's back.
d. The seat of a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.
e. Something shaped like a saddle.
a. A cut of meat consisting of part of the backbone and both loins.
b. The lower part of a male fowl's back.
a. A saddle-shaped depression in the ridge of a hill.
b. A ridge between two peaks.
4. See cricket4.
v. sad·dled, sad·dling, sad·dles
1. To put a saddle onto.
2. To load or burden; encumber: They were saddled with heavy expenses.
1. To saddle a horse.
2. To get into a saddle; mount a horse. Often used with up.

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