saddle

[ sad-l ]
/ ˈsæd l /

noun

verb (used with object), sad·dled, sad·dling.

verb (used without object), sad·dled, sad·dling.

to put a saddle on a horse (often followed by up).
to mount into the saddle (often followed by up).

Idioms for saddle

    in the saddle,
    1. in a position to direct or command; in control.
    2. at work; on the job.

Origin of saddle

before 900; (noun) Middle English sadel, Old English sadol; cognate with German Sattel, Old Norse sǫthull; (v.) Middle English sad(e)len, Old English sadolian, derivative of the noun; akin to sit1

OTHER WORDS FROM saddle

sad·dle·less, adjectivesad·dle·like, adjectivere·sad·dle, verb, re·sad·dled, re·sad·dling.
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British Dictionary definitions for in the saddle

saddle
/ (ˈsædəl) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of saddle

saddleless, adjectivesaddle-like, adjective

Word Origin for saddle

Old English sadol, sædel; related to Old Norse sothull, Old High German satul
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Medicine definitions for in the saddle

saddle
[ sădl ]

n.

A structure shaped like a saddle.
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Idioms and Phrases with in the saddle (1 of 2)

in the saddle

see in the driver's seat.

Idioms and Phrases with in the saddle (2 of 2)

saddle

In addition to the idiom beginning with saddle

  • saddle someone with

also see:

  • in the driver's seat (saddle)
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