saddleback

[sad-l-bak]

Origin of saddleback

First recorded in 1535–45; saddle + back1
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British Dictionary definitions for saddle back

saddleback

noun
  1. a marking resembling a saddle on the backs of various animals
  2. a breed of black pig with a white band across its back
  3. a rare bird of New Zealand, Philesturnus carunculatus, having a chestnut-coloured saddle-shaped marking across its back and wings
  4. another name for saddle roof
  5. another name for col (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for saddle back

saddleback

n.

1540s and thereafter in various senses (of landforms, oysters, etc.), from saddle (n.) + back (n.).

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saddle back in Medicine

saddle back

n.
  1. lordosis
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