American English

Definition of saddle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a leather seat for a rider on a horse She swung herself into the saddle.
  2. 2a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle
  3. 3a piece of meat from the back of an animal a saddle of lamb
  4. Idioms
      in the saddle
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    1. 1in a position of authority and control He wanted a united party, with himself firmly in the saddle.
    2. 2riding a horse Three weeks after the accident he was back in the saddle.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: saddle