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[sad-l-boh] /ˈsæd lˌboʊ/
the arched front part of a saddle or saddletree.
Origin of saddlebow
before 900; Middle English, Old English. See saddle, bow2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Sparrow, his prize flung across his saddlebow, turned with me.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • He bent his head to his saddlebow, tuned his horse, and began to gallop away.

    The Bee Hunters Gustave Aimard
  • Cathbarr grunted, and slung the heavy hammer-ax at his saddlebow.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones
  • Count Saxe bowed to his saddlebow, and his eyes did her homage.

    Francezka Molly Elliot Seawell
  • Then hanging his grandfather's club to his saddlebow, he rode on.

  • Every man of them wore linked mail, with shield and lance and sword, while at every saddlebow hung a mace or battleaxe.

    With the Black Prince

    William Osborn Stoddard
  • Now seek for two daggers somewhat like it, and a pair of pistols for the saddlebow.

  • To enable us to defend ourselves, we each of us also had a brace of pistolets, and an arquebus, which hung at the saddlebow.

    The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston
  • This monster overthrew the other demons, and led them away captive, bound with chains to his saddlebow.

    Jerome Cardan William George Waters
  • And with that I offered him the child upon his saddlebow, naked, and unwashed, and kicking.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for saddlebow


the pommel of a saddle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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