- (of mutton, venison, lamb, etc.) a cut comprising both loins.
- this cut, trimmed and prepared for roasting.
verb (used with object), sad·dled, sad·dling.
verb (used without object), sad·dled, sad·dling.
- in a position to direct or command; in control.
- at work; on the job.
Origin of saddle
Related Words for in the saddledominant, impressive, capable, influential, forceful, persuasive, dynamic, potent, authoritative, mighty, compelling, vigorous, robust, energetic, all-powerful, accessible, qualified, apt, ripe, handy
Word Origin for saddle
Old English sadol "seat for a rider," from Proto-Germanic *sathulaz (cf. Old Norse söðull, Old Frisian sadel, Dutch zadel, zaal, German Sattel "saddle"), from PIE *sed- (1) "to sit" (cf. Latin sedere "to sit," Old Church Slavonic sedlo "saddle;" see sedentary). Figurative phrase in the saddle "in an active position of management" is attested from 1650s. Saddle stitch (n.) was originally in bookbinding (1887).
Old English sadolian "to put a riding saddle on;" see saddle (n.). The meaning "to load with a burden" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Saddled; saddling.
in the saddle
see in the driver's seat.
In addition to the idiom beginning with saddle
- saddle someone with
- in the driver's seat (saddle)