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

    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

Related forms

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

saddle

/ (ˈsædəl) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

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 saddle

saddle

[ sădl ]

n.

A structure shaped like a saddle.
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Idioms and Phrases with saddle

saddle


In addition to the idiom beginning with saddle

  • saddle someone with

also see:

  • in the driver's seat (saddle)
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