saddletree

[ sad-l-tree ]
/ ˈsæd lˌtri /
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noun

the frame of a saddle.

Origin of saddletree

First recorded in 1375–1425, saddletree is from the late Middle English word sadeltre. See saddle, tree
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British Dictionary definitions for saddle-tree

saddletree

/ (ˈsædəlˌtriː) /

noun

the frame of a saddle
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Word Origin and History for saddle-tree

saddle-tree


n.

"framework of a saddle," early 15c., from saddle (n.) + tree (n.) in the "wood" sense.

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