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Origin of saddlebow

before 900; Middle English, Old English. See saddle, bow2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for saddlebow

knob, pound, handle, pummel, club, cudgel, maul, belabor, strike, thwack, saddlebow, finial

Examples from the Web for saddlebow

Historical Examples of saddlebow

  • Sparrow, his prize flung across his saddlebow, turned with me.

    To Have and To Hold

    Mary Johnston

  • He bent his head to his saddlebow, tuned his horse, and began to gallop away.

    The Bee Hunters

    Gustave Aimard

  • Cathbarr grunted, and slung the heavy hammer-ax at his saddlebow.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones

  • Count Saxe bowed to his saddlebow, and his eyes did her homage.


    Molly Elliot Seawell

  • Then hanging his grandfather's club to his saddlebow, he rode on.

British Dictionary definitions for saddlebow


  1. the pommel of a saddle
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