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noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
in the saddle
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a seat, usu. of leather, used on the back of a horse or like animal to carry a rider.
The bronco was still not accustomed to the saddle.
definition 2: something resembling a saddle in shape and use, such as a seat on a bicycle.
The racing bikes have narrow saddles.
definition 3: something resembling a saddle in use or position on an animal's back, such as a harness used to put a load on a pack animal.
definition 4: a cut of poultry that includes the back, or a cut of meat that includes both loins.
a saddle of pork
definition 5: a low ridge connecting two higher peaks.
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phrase: in the saddle
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: saddles, saddling, saddled
definition 1: to secure a saddle on.
She saddled the horse and mounted it with ease.
definition 2: to burden with a load, obligation, or responsibility.
With the death of her mother, she was saddled with the responsibility of taking care of her younger brothers and sisters.
similar words:
burden, encumber
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to put a saddle on a horse or other riding animal in preparation for riding (often fol. by "up").
He held the horse by the bridle while I saddled up.
definition 2: to climb onto a saddled animal; get into the saddle (often fol. by "up").
The sheriff's posse saddled up and rode off.
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