Saddle

Definition of Saddle

Sad´dle
n.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.(Zool.) 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.
8.(Phys. Geog.) A ridge connected two higher elevations; a low point in the crest line of a ridge; a col.
9.(Mining) A formation of gold-bearing quartz occurring along the crest of an anticlinal fold, esp. in Australia.
Saddle bar
(Arch.) one the small iron bars to which the lead panels of a glazed window are secured.
Saddle gall
(Far.) a sore or gall upon a horse's back, made by the saddle.
- Oxf. Gloss.
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
(Zool.) any thin plicated bivalve shell of the genera Placuna and Anomia; - so called from its shape. Called also saddle oyster.
v. t.1.To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding.
[imp. & p. p. Saddled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Saddling .]
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.

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