the arched front part of a saddle or saddletree.

Origin of saddlebow

before 900; Middle English, Old English. See saddle, bow2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for saddlebow

Historical Examples of saddlebow

  • He had only himself to care for, and, with pick and pan strapped to his saddlebow, he set his face westward.

    Craftsmanship in Teaching

    William Chandler Bagley

  • The Canadian took the reata hanging at the saddlebow, and swinging it round his head, awaited the gleam of the next flash.

    The Indian Scout

    Gustave Aimard

  • Des Barres put him over his saddlebow; then took his prisoners into camp.

  • Now seek for two daggers somewhat like it, and a pair of pistols for the saddlebow.

  • Every man of them wore linked mail, with shield and lance and sword, while at every saddlebow hung a mace or battleaxe.

    With the Black Prince

    William Osborn Stoddard

British Dictionary definitions for saddlebow



the pommel of a saddle
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