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[sad-l-klawth, -kloth] /ˈsæd lˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun, plural saddlecloths
[sad-l-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈsæd lˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA)
Horse Racing. a cloth placed over the saddle of a racehorse bearing the horse's number.
Origin of saddlecloth
First recorded in 1475-85; saddle + cloth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Sir Anthony Brown approached, leading a horse with a saddlecloth of crimson velvet, embroidered with gold and pearls.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • A saddlecloth, after having been used on the horse, is put over the abdomen of the woman.

British Dictionary definitions for saddlecloth


a light cloth put under a horse's saddle, so as to prevent rubbing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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