saddle


saddle
1 noun
1 (C) a seat made of leather that is put on a horse's back so that someone can ride it
2 (C) a seat on a bicycle or a motorcycle
3 be in the saddle informal
a) to be in a position in which you have power or authority: He's been in the saddle for 30 years now, and it's time he retired.
b) to be riding a horse: They were weary after many hours in the saddle.
2 verb (T) to put a saddle on a horse saddle up phrasal verb (I, T) to put a saddle on a horse: We saddled up and rode quickly back to the farm. saddle sb with sth phrasal verb (T) to give someone a difficult or boring job: It's his party, but I've been saddled with organizing the whole thing!

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saddle up — 1. To saddle a horse 2. To mount (S Afr) • • • Main Entry: ↑saddle * * * ˌsaddle ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle — [sad′ l] n. [ME sadel < OE sadol, akin to Ger sattel < Gmc * sathula, via ? OSlav * sedulo < IE base * sed , to SIT] 1. a seat for a rider on a horse, bicycle, etc., usually padded and of leather, and generally straddled in riding 2. a… …   English World 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. [1913 Webster] Abraham rose up early, . . . and saddled his ass. Gen. xxii. 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saddle — ► NOUN 1) a seat with a raised ridge at the front and back, fastened on the back of a horse for riding. 2) a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle. 3) a low part of a hill or mountain ridge between two higher points or peaks. 4) the lower part of the… …   English terms dictionary

  • saddle — index disadvantage, encumber (hinder), load, overcome (overwhelm), overload Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • saddle — vb *burden, encumber, cumber, weigh, weight, load, lade, tax, charge …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Saddle — A saddle is a supportive structure for a rider or other load, fastened to an animal s back by a girth. The most common type is the equestrian saddle designed for a horse, but specialized saddles have been created for camels and other creatures.… …   Wikipedia

  • saddle — 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle — [[t]sæ̱d(ə)l[/t]] saddles, saddling, saddled 1) N COUNT A saddle is a leather seat that you put on the back of an animal so that you can ride the animal. → See also side saddle 2) VERB If you saddle a horse, you put a saddle on it so that you can …   English dictionary

  • saddle — saddleless, adj. saddlelike, adj. /sad l/, n., v., saddled, saddling. n. 1. a seat for a rider on the back of a horse or other animal. 2. a similar seat on a bicycle, tractor, etc. 3. a part of a harness laid across the back of an animal and… …   Universalium