saddlesore

[ sad-l-sawr, -sohr ]
/ ˈsæd lˌsɔr, -ˌsoʊr /

adjective

feeling sore or stiff from horseback riding.
irritated or having sores produced by a saddle.

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Origin of saddlesore

First recorded in 1905–10; saddle + sore

Definition for saddlesore (2 of 2)

saddle sore

noun

an irritation or sore on a horse caused by the rubbing of a poorly adjusted saddle.
an irritation or sore on a rider caused by a saddle.

Origin of saddle sore

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for saddlesore

saddle-sore

adjective

sore after riding a horse
(of a horse or rider) having sores caused by the chafing of the saddle

noun saddle sore

such a sore
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