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saddle blanket

a saddle-shaped pad, as of felt or sheepskin, placed beneath the saddle to prevent it from irritating the horse's skin.
Origin of saddle blanket
An Americanism dating back to 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "His saddle blanket's flying on this side, and he's got a red shirt on," said the other twin.

    Hope Hathaway Frances Parker
  • But out hyeh in the sage-brush, a man's home is apt to be his saddle blanket.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
  • But there, you could know that by the yellow letters on his saddle blanket.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • "Somethin's happened sure," muttered the other, busy with his saddle blanket.

    When A Man's A Man Harold Bell Wright
  • Bob spent the night in this case, covered only by his saddle blanket.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • He was fitted out with a new saddle, a gaudy Navajo saddle blanket, and a bridle with silver inlaid fittings.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • The judge also brought me a saddle blanket which Susie had ornamented with wondrous and tender art.

    Second Book of Tales

    Eugene Field
  • Kirby watched Drew loosen the saddle blanket, lifting it from the gelding as gently as he could.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • "If that don't look like Stella I'll eat my saddle blanket fried in butter," he said.

    Ted Strong in Montana

    Edward C. Taylor
  • The boy followed, throwing the saddle blanket over the horse's shivering flanks and wondering if they were safe, even now.

    Cattle-Ranch to College Russell Doubleday

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