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[sad-ler] /ˈsæd lər/
a person who makes, repairs, or sells saddlery.
Origin of saddler
1250-1300; Middle English sadelere. See saddle, -er1 Unabridged
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  • His saddler had to be seen,—and threatened,—on a certain matter touching the horses' backs.

    The Prime Minister Anthony Trollope
  • On either side, forge and weighing-room, saddler's and doctor's shop.

  • The schoolroom had not very many charms for him, and at fifteen he was apprenticed to a saddler, with whom he remained two years.

    The Blue and The Gray A. R. White
  • I must trouble you, Fanny, for fifteen pounds to pay this saddler's bill.'

    The Pilgrims Of The Rhine Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Will Noakes the saddler dropped his lantern on a truss of straw while he was rat-hunting there.'

    Rewards and Fairies Rudyard Kipling
  • I thought you did; and that's the reason why you called for a saddler.

    Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
  • I follow him to the saddler's—saddler and harness-maker Vogt is also a glazier, and deals in leather as well.

    Wanderers Knut Hamsun
  • The saddler was content to have his old woman "laid" at this price.

    Historic Oddities Sabine Baring-Gould
  • And then a man came in and told them the General had sent his boots to the saddler to have nails hammered in the soles.

    Red Men and White Owen Wister
  • He was the son of a saddler, born in London 1657, and liberally educated.

British Dictionary definitions for saddler


a person who makes, deals in, or repairs saddles and other leather equipment for horses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for saddler

"maker of saddles," c.1300 (late 13c. as a surname), agent noun from saddle (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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