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saddle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'saddle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Saddle [ n.]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.
- A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
- The clitellus of an earthworm.
- 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.
2 . Saddle [ v. t.]
- To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding.
- 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.

Meaning of 'saddle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . saddle [ v]
Meaning (1):
- impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
Example in sentence:
  • He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend
Meaning (2):
- load or burden; encumber
Example in sentence:
  • he saddled me with that heavy responsibility
Meaning (3):
- put a saddle on
Example in sentence:
  • saddle the horses