- having the back or upper surface curved like a saddle.
- having a saddlelike marking on the back, as certain birds.
Origin of saddle-backed
First recorded in 1535–45
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Examples from the Web for saddle-backed
It has been my wont to choose a saddle-backed feather for a dead shaft, and a swine-backed for a smooth flier.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
I rode to Burradorgang, a saddle-backed hill bearing 117 degrees from our camp and distant 19 miles.
To reach it we had a longish walk and stiff climb, as it lies on the far side of a high, saddle-backed line of hills.Chats on Angling
H. V. Hart-Davis
The church has a very picturesque outline, with a saddle-backed tower like that of St. Sampson's, in Guernsey.The Channel Islands
Staring in silence at the saddle-backed mountain, their minds traveled into the past.El Diablo
- having the back curved in shape or concave like a saddle
- having a saddleback
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