- the back of a horse.
- Geology. a low, natural ridge of sand or gravel; an esker.Compare hogback.
- on horseback: to ride horseback.
- made or given in a casual or speculative way; approximate or offhand: a horseback estimate on the construction costs.
Origin of horseback
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Examples from the Web for horseback
The brand logo turned out to feature a graceful archer on horseback, in a Tatar national costume, poised to shoot his arrow.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible
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This music video is an ode to his one true love, complete with romantic rides on horseback.Swimming Owls, Jane Krakowski’s Peter Pan Live! Audition, and More Viral Videos
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Instead of statues of generals, we put up monuments to ordinary soldiers, lists of names rather than men on horseback.Why Some Americans Are More Equal Than Others
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Two wranglers on horseback chased 20 bulls from a holding pen.Chicago’s Running of the Bulls
July 26, 2014
Through the years he became just as adept at politics as he was on horseback.The Cowboy Sheriff of Las Vegas Rides Into ‘Mob Museum’
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Next day he called at the gate, on horseback, to inquire for mistress.To be Read at Dusk
He was surprised to see Stoliker on horseback in front of one of the taverns.In the Midst of Alarms
And is not the whole land like a beggar on horseback riding post to the Davil?Old News
Then, as for active exercises, she could ride on horseback as well as any man in her kingdom.Biographical Stories
It was a fellow-creature on horseback, dressed in the absurdest manner.The Uncommercial Traveller
- a horse's back (esp in the phrase on horseback)
- (as modifier)horseback riding
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Word Origin and History for horseback
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