saddle sore

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

Origin of saddle sore

First recorded in 1945–50
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Historical Examples of saddle-sore

  • He was saddle-sore and weary, but his purpose knew no weakening.

  • I could make that appointment, saddle-sore and weary as I was, but I doubted we could get the wagons there.

  • Stiff and saddle-sore as he was, Eckstein leaped out of his chair with an oath.

    Empire Builders

    Francis Lynde

  • The senator was saddle-sore as well as hungry, and his temper showed in his blood-shot eyes.

    The Quirt

    B.M. Bower


British Dictionary definitions for saddle-sore

saddle-sore

adjective
  1. sore after riding a horse
  2. (of a horse or rider) having sores caused by the chafing of the saddle
noun saddle sore
  1. such a sore
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