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saddleback

[ sad-l-bak ]
/ ˈsæd lˌbæk /
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noun

any of various animals having markings on the back that resemble a saddle, as a male harp seal.

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Origin of saddleback

First recorded in 1535–45; saddle + back1
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British Dictionary definitions for saddleback

saddleback
/ (ˈsædəlˌbæk) /

noun

a marking resembling a saddle on the backs of various animals
a breed of black pig with a white band across its back
a rare bird of New Zealand, Philesturnus carunculatus, having a chestnut-coloured saddle-shaped marking across its back and wings
another name for saddle roof
another name for col (def. 1)
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Medical definitions for saddleback

saddle back

n.

lordosis
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