a large bag or pouch, usually one of a pair, hung from a saddle, laid over the back of a horse behind the saddle, or mounted over the rear wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle.
Often saddlebags. excess fat around the hips and buttocks.
Origin of saddlebag
First recorded in 1765–75
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for saddlebagbriefcase
Examples from the Web for saddlebag
Historical Examples of saddlebag
One of them ran to his horse and brought a bottle from his saddlebag.
He stuffed the little bundle of beef and biscuit into one saddlebag.
It was a long climb; the sacks of coins in the saddlebag on his back weighed him down.
Noticing that the other saddlebag bulged suspiciously, Jim opened it.
Cosimo had begun to wander up and down among the saddlebag chairs.
British Dictionary definitions for saddlebag
a pouch or small bag attached to the saddle of a horse, bicycle, etc
(plural) informal rolls of fat protruding from the sides of a person's thighs
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Word Origin and History for saddlebag
also saddle-bag, 1774, from saddle (n.) + bag (n.).
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