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sacred cow any person or entity regarded as immune from criticism or attack.
sacrifice the surrender of something valuable or beloved as an act of devotion or in exchange for some perceived higher good. [11 definitions]
sacrifice bunt in baseball, a bunt that puts a batter out but allows a runner to advance a base.
sacrifice fly in baseball, a fly ball that puts the batter out but enables a runner to score from third base.
sacrificial of, concerning, or given up as a sacrifice.
sacrilege the violation, profane treatment, or destruction of some place or thing that is considered to be sacred.
sacrilegious involving or being a violation, profanation, or destruction of something considered to be sacred. [2 definitions]
sacristan a religious official in charge of sacred objects or church property.
sacristy a room in a church where sacred objects and vestments are kept.
sacroiliac the sacrum bone and the ilium of the pelvis, along with their connective tissues. [2 definitions]
sacrosanct regarded as dedicated to holy use or as so sacred as to be immune to desecration; inviolable; consecrated. [2 definitions]
sacrum in higher vertebrates, a bone that supports the dorsal wall of the pelvis, formed from the fusion of two or more basal vertebrae.
sad despondent, unhappy, or sorrowful. [4 definitions]
sadden to make or become sad.
saddle a seat, usu. of leather, used on the back of a horse or like animal to carry a rider. [9 definitions]
saddleback an animal or object having a low, hollow back that resembles a saddle.
saddle-backed having a low back or upper side curved like a saddle. [2 definitions]
saddlebag a bag or one of a pair of bags straddling or hung from a saddle, or a similar bag for a bicycle or motorcycle.
saddle block anesthesia a method of spinal anesthesia, often used during childbirth, that produces numbness in the perineal area.
saddlebow the arched front section of a saddle.
saddlecloth a heavy cloth placed under the saddle of a horse, esp. one bearing the number of a racehorse.