Definition of saddle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsædl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsædl//
    Cycling, Equine sports
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  1. 1a leather seat for a rider on a horse She swung herself into the saddle. See related entries: Equine sports
  2. 2a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle Wordfinderback-pedal, cycling, dismount, handlebar, pedal, ride, saddle, speed, tandem, velodrome See related entries: Cycling
  3. 3a piece of meat from the back of an animal a saddle of lamb
  4. Word OriginOld 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.Idioms
    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.
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