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sad·dle

(sad'ĕl),
1. A structure shaped like, or suggestive of, a seat or saddle used in horseback riding. Synonym(s): sella
2. Synonym(s): denture base

saddle

[sad′əl]
Etymology: AS, sadol
1 a support whose shape fits the contour of the object resting on it.
2 a saddle-shaped structure or part.
3 See denture base.

sad·dle

(sad'ĕl)
1. A structure shaped like, or suggestive of, a seat or saddle as used in horseback riding.
Synonym(s): sella.
2. Synonym(s): denture base.

sad·dle

(sad'ĕl)
1. Synonym(s): denture base.
2. A structure shaped like, or suggestive of, a seat or saddle used in horseback riding.

saddle,

saddle connector,
saddle, metal,
saddle, nose,
n a sunken nasal bridge caused by injury or disease and resulting in damage to the nasal septum.

saddle

1. the back region over the thoracic vertebrae.
2. a coat color marking in dogs, usually black, located over the back. Seen in Beagles.
3. a piece of harness for either riding or draft.

basket saddle
an oldfashioned saddle with a basket in place of the seat into which a child could be strapped and taken for a ride.
saddle cloth
worn between the saddle and the horse it provides a little extra protection for the horse but mainly keeps the saddle lining clean.
draft saddle
has the same basic structure as a riding saddle but has ornaments in the place of the rider's seat. It is attached to the horse by the girth and supports two leather loops or tugs at about elbow height which carry the shafts and support the weight of the vehicle being drawn.
riding saddle
has a metal tree and bars as a skeleton, the tree providing a structure to keep pressure off the dorsal processes of the spinal vertebrae and the bars to spread the pressure of the rider's weight evenly over the muscles on either side. Covered with leather, lined with serge and stuffed with wool flock. There are many styles, the simplest being the English army saddle which has no adornments, no comfort index but never wears out.
saddle scab
see equine staphylococcal dermatitis.
saddle sore, saddle gall
a pressure sore caused by bad riding technique or more commonly a badly fitting or poorly stuffed saddle.
References in classic literature ?
I think I can see him now, mounted upon his superb animal and seated in his handsome saddle.
The man, half-slipping sidewise from the saddle, so as to fall clear if the mare toppled backward, threw his weight to the front and alongside her neck.
Though he had lost his seat, he had not been thrown, and as the mare dashed on Lute saw him clinging to the side of the horse, a hand in the mane and a leg across the saddle.
But a terrible dread of lying helpless in that remote and awful twilight sustained me while I clambered upon the saddle.
Seating herself where she could lean against the saddle she prepared to maintain a sleepless vigil throughout the night.
Leaning against the saddle she tried to occupy her mind with plans for the morrow; but she must have dozed.
He did not dream of the spike in the saddle, nor, while the saddle was empty, did it press against him.
I am left, under my young friend's care, with a cloak to lie on, and a saddle for a pillow.
It made him feel very fragile and defenseless, and he crouched lower in the saddle.
Well, we must fight for her, then,' said the Red Knight, as he took up his helmet (which hung from the saddle, and was something the shape of a horse's head), and put it on.
Vronsky moved into the middle of the crowd unnoticed, almost at the very moment when the bell rang at the finish of the race, and the tall, mudspattered horse-guard who came in first, bending over the saddle, let go the reins of his panting gray horse that looked dark with sweat.
Winkle, thus instructed, climbed into his saddle, with about as much difficulty as he would have experienced in getting up the side of a first-rate man-of-war.