- (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
Examples from the Web for saddle
Contemporary Examples of saddle
Certainly Weaver has been the burr under Palmer's saddle for almost his entire career.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
We will not rest till we find out what she ordered and how that famous butt is holding up after four days in the saddle.Pippa Eating At McDonalds in Missouri RIGHT NOW!
June 18, 2014
With the big kettledrums on either side of the saddle, and all that.Adam Hochschild on Keeping Company With His Dying Father
June 14, 2014
But today, skyrocketing costs price way too many young people out of a higher education, or saddle them with unsustainable debt.Full Text and Video of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address
February 13, 2013
In February 1909, at age 79, he toppled drunk from his saddle at Fort Sill, Okla.The Bin Laden of His Day? A New Biography of Geronimo
December 5, 2012
Historical Examples of saddle
Stephen caught the bridle, and Ambrose helped the burgess into the saddle.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
He leaned over the saddle and spurred the pinto into his racing gait.
Andy turned in the saddle and grinned back at the followers.
Then, still softly and swiftly, he lifted the saddle from its peg and put it on its back.
"Give me three minutes to get my saddle on my horse and out of town," said Andrew.
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 addition to the idiom beginning with saddle
- saddle someone with
- in the driver's seat (saddle)