saddletree

[ sad-l-tree ]
/ ˈsæd lˌtri /

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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saddletree

/ (ˈsædəlˌtriː) /

noun

the frame of a saddle
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