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saddle blanket

  1. a saddle-shaped pad, as of felt or sheepskin, placed beneath the saddle to prevent it from irritating the horse's skin.
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Origin of saddle blanket

An Americanism dating back to 1730–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for saddle blanket

Historical Examples of saddle blanket

  • He had removed his saddle-blanket and spread it on the earth, forming a rug for her.

    Children of the Desert

    Louis Dodge

  • He was swathed in his slicker an saddle-blanket to keep warm, an was sound asleep.

    Friar Tuck

    Robert Alexander Wason

  • "Fetch the saddle-blanket an' set with your backs to the fire," said Roy.

  • Mr. Stott sat alone on his saddle-blanket lost in meditation of a sombre nature, and Pinkey and Miss Eyester whispered apart.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart

  • As the light slowly faded from the wood he rolled himself in his saddle-blanket and lay down.