Adjective "saddle" definition and examples

(Saddle may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsad(ə)l/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A seat fastened on the back of a horse or other animal for riding, typically made of leather and raised at the front and rear.
  1. 'She fell and was left hanging from the saddle with her riding hat scraping along the road after her instructor lost her grip on the reins.'
  2. 'There were extra pieces of leather to fix broken saddles and reins with.'
  3. 'It also includes used animal trappings such as harnesses, saddles, halters, reins, rope and chain.'
  4. 'The accounts amaze me; horse bites, riding runaway horses, saddles that fall off, getting kicked, and all because the horse owner did not give any instruction beforehand.'
  5. 'The soldiers ride bays or chestnuts and use United States Army regulation saddles, saddlecloths, halters, bridles, and curb bits.'
  6. 'On the manager's office's left side was a grand, immense tack room, holding saddles, bridles, leathers, irons, and all assortments of tack to a large magnitude.'
  7. 'Check out the old Toyota ute with a cowboy hat on the dash, a kelpie in the front seat and a saddle in the back.'
  8. 'But all too soon, we were tacking up for our afternoon lesson, which ended around 6 pm, after which we cooled down our horses and cleaned our saddles.'
  9. 'In his workshop Donald makes bridles and saddles from sheets of leather.'
  10. 'Cochrane returned to the saddle to exercise a horse for trainer James Fanshawe last week.'
  11. 'The efficiency of your motorcycle saddles affects you as a rider.'
  12. 'Leaving a saddle in the trunk or back seat of a closed car during hot weather will reduce the life of the cover, foam and base.'
  13. 'For the last four years I have cycled more then 20,000 km annually, which equates to too many hours sitting on a bicycle saddle.'
  14. 'In the last few weeks I have written about many topics such as goal setting, traveling, and bicycle saddles but I have overlooked a fundamental topic the sport of cycling.'
  15. 'You can rely on these specifications and use them as a guide in your purchase of a fulfilling saddle or motorcycle seat.'
  16. 'One could stand at one end of the street and look down an endless row of saddles and handlebars.'
  17. 'I have just replaced the saddle on my road bike and it feels close to the right spot but obviously isn't.'
  18. 'However, most women are shorter so the Bandit has rubber cushions under the saddle and handlebars.'
  19. 'Motorcycle parts like saddles are provided with products that can make them look new and desirable again.'
  20. 'Bicycles still have rubber, inflatable tyres, wheels with spokes, drop handlebars and narrow saddles.'
A low part of a ridge between two higher points or peaks.
  1. 'The pre-Columbian ruins of an entire city were essentially forgotten, perched on a mountain saddle 8,400 ft above sea level.'
  2. 'For five rainy days he tramped ever-widening circles out from the base, traversing ridges and saddles and moiling through valleys while the armed guard followed him every step of the way.'
  3. 'Beyond the summit the hill's E ridge drops down to a saddle from where you can descend N to the head of the Allt Mheuran and a path back to the starting point.'
  4. 'Grayling farmed both sides of a sharp ridge near the top of the Tarata saddle.'
  5. 'Carn Brae has three summits separated by two saddles.'
  6. 'Such a surface cannot be drawn in three dimensions, but it can be imagined as a surface which everywhere has the curvature of a saddle.'
A shaped support on which a cable, wire, or pipe rests.
  1. 'The design also has two pinions on top of the grader's saddle for superior support.'
  2. 'Mr Kotovs said a horse working six days a week would probably need a new saddle and harness every six to eight months.'
The lower part of the back in a mammal or fowl, especially when distinct in shape or marking.
  1. 'Both specimens have the different shape of saddles and the digit patterns of lateral lobe.'
  2. 'In case of the tie-point model the shifted location of these points over the umbilical saddles should have changed the suture pattern.'
  3. 'A trend towards wider external lobes and higher median saddles can be observed in the stratigrapic succession of Goniatites species.'
  4. 'The backward and forward stretching lobes and saddles actually provide resistance to pressure perpendicular to the septum.'
  5. 'a saddle of lamb'
  6. 'The rabbit was served as a tiny saddle, loin and liver.'
  7. 'Trim fillets from the saddles, wrap lightly in cling film and set in the fridge.'
  8. 'Boned saddle of lamb was roasted, barely seasoned and, though tender and pinkish, was really rather boring and not quite hot enough.'
  9. 'Bone out the saddles into two loins leaving the belly attached.'
  10. 'It's always steaks, chops, saddle of lamb, beef Wellington or hamburgers.'

verb

Put a saddle on (a horse)
  1. 'In the light of a lantern Wiley Thomas was saddling up his horse and adjusting his saddle bags.'
  2. 'He closed his eyes and listened to the sounds of the girl saddling up a horse.'
  3. 'So I went to the stables myself, saddled my horse, and mounted.'
  4. 'She went down to the stables and saddled her horse herself.'
  5. 'They never had much trouble except when it came to saddling the horse to come home; they simply weren't big enough to do it.'
  6. 'I saddled my horse and rode to the other side of town; I needed to talk to Alec.'
  7. 'Our horses remained saddled up to 12 hours a day, and we rode up to 8 hours daily.'
  8. 'Once you have groomed and saddled the horse, be sure to use a lead rope or a lounge line with the horse.'
  9. 'The two young men saddled their horses and rode downtown, looking for Nicolette in any of the places that they had seen couples at.'
  10. 'I do remember overhearing them one other time while they were saddling up their horses.'
  11. 'Trainer David Elsworth saddled the 1,000th winner of his career when Trillie won at England's Salisbury racecourse on Wednesday.'
  12. 'Ian Semple has a good record at this track and the Lanarkshire trainer saddles an interesting runner in the Golf Course Handicap over a mile.'
  13. 'The Middleham trainer saddles my Nap selection Golden Quest in the Perfect Panes Handicap and Joe Fanning's mount is worthy of close attention.'
  14. '‘One step at a time,’ said veteran trainer George Handy, who saddled his first horse at Rockingham Park in 1946.'
  15. 'The winning trainer, who saddled two horses in the race, was a bit disappointed when her other charge, Lyon Guest, made a mistake two fences out, putting paid to his chances when vying for the lead with the eventual winner.'
  16. 'Trainer Jeff Mullins saddled three of Bone's winners.'
  17. 'A Chicago native, Rivelli, 34, said he is looking forward to saddling a horse in an international race for the first time.'
  18. 'Armando Martinez rode three winners on the program while eight different trainers saddled winners.'
  19. 'Tim Easterby, who was gaining his first Group 1 victory, was not on hand for the Sprint because he was saddling runners at another race course.'
  20. 'Dermot has saddled more flat race winners in Ireland than any other trainer.'
Burden (someone) with an onerous responsibility or task.
  1. 'Then it just might be possible to have her be guardian for the others, but why should such a young person be saddled with responsibility like that?'
  2. 'Study hard and try to better yourself and not only will you be saddled with tens of thousands of pounds of debt when you leave university, you will also be denied tens of thousands of pounds of pension money when you try to retire.'
  3. 'But this just saddles her with responsibility for the least interesting element of the movie.'
  4. 'It said the knock-on effect of this would be that people were saddled with debt for longer and would be unable to get on to the housing ladder or start paying into a pension until much later in life.'
  5. 'Equally alarming is the amount of debt many Rochdale families are saddled with.'
  6. 'You realise you are saddled with responsibilities.'
  7. 'Walking on back to him is the last thing the speaker wants the Pretty Woman to do; he's just happy he's not saddled with the responsibilities of fatherhood.'
  8. 'Mom is now saddled with the additional burdens of becoming the primary breadwinner and household repairman.'

More definitions

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 girded under the belly, to which the terrets and checkhook are attached.

4. something resembling a saddle in shape, position, or function.

5. the part of the back of an animal where a saddle is placed.

6. (of mutton, venison, lamb, etc.) a cut comprising both loins. this cut, trimmed and prepared for roasting.

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More examples(as adjective)

"countries can be saddle with metals."

"veins can be saddle."

"styles can be saddle."

"sores can be saddle."

"countries can be saddle."

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Origin

Old English sadol, sadul, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zadel and German Sattel, perhaps from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sella ‘seat’ and sit.

Phrase

in the saddle