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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 ?
Four times two makes eight," then said Aramis; "it is eight thousand that we want to complete our outfits, toward which, it is true, we have already the saddles.
Leaning against the saddle she tried to occupy her mind with plans for the morrow; but she must have dozed.
My friend trudges behind them, with the saddle and the cloak.
It made him feel very fragile and defenseless, and he crouched lower in the saddle.
Some dismounted, while others remained in the saddle as an earnest that their stay would be short.
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.
But you've got a bee-hive--or something like one--fastened to the saddle,' said Alice.
the girl cried, leaning forward impulsively in the saddle and pressing her cheek to the mare's neck where it burned flame-color in the sun.
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.
Vronsky had not had time to look at the saddle, about which he had to give some direction, when the competitors were summoned to the pavilion to receive their numbers and places in the row at starting.
A little light hussar in tight riding breeches rode off at a gallop, crouched up like a cat on the saddle, in imitation of English jockeys.
The walls were decorated with several hunting-whips, two or three bridles, a saddle, and an old rusty blunderbuss, with an inscription below it, intimating that it was 'Loaded'--as it had been, on the same authority, for half a century at least.