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saddle sore

noun
1.
an irritation or sore on a horse caused by the rubbing of a poorly adjusted saddle.
2.
an irritation or sore on a rider caused by a saddle.
Origin of saddle sore
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50
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Historical Examples
  • He was saddle-sore and weary, but his purpose knew no weakening.

  • I could make that appointment, saddle-sore and weary as I was, but I doubted we could get the wagons there.

  • Stiff and saddle-sore as he was, Eckstein leaped out of his chair with an oath.

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    Francis Lynde
  • The senator was saddle-sore as well as hungry, and his temper showed in his blood-shot eyes.

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British Dictionary definitions for saddle-sore

saddle-sore

adjective
1.
sore after riding a horse
2.
(of a horse or rider) having sores caused by the chafing of the saddle
noun
3.
such a sore
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