[ sad-l-boh ]
See synonyms for saddlebow on
  1. the arched front part of a saddle or saddletree.

Origin of saddlebow

before 900; Middle English, Old English. See saddle, bow2

Words Nearby saddlebow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use saddlebow in a sentence

  • The King set his seal to this letter, and Rustem departed with it, with his club hanging to his saddlebow.

  • Her rope—she would no more think of traveling without it than would one of the Sunset punchers—was coiled at the saddlebow.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch | Amy Bell Marlowe
  • 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
  • There were scratches on his cheek, acquired during the ride with Fani across his saddlebow.

    The Pirates of Ersatz | Murray Leinster
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for saddlebow


/ (ˈsædəlˌbəʊ) /

  1. the pommel of a saddle

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