[ sad-l-klawth, -kloth ]

noun,plural sad·dle·cloths [sad-l-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths]. /ˈsæd lˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.
  1. Horse Racing. a cloth placed over the saddle of a racehorse bearing the horse's number.

Origin of saddlecloth

First recorded in 1475–85; saddle + cloth

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

How to use saddlecloth in a sentence

  • Sir Anthony Brown approached, leading a horse with a saddlecloth of crimson velvet, embroidered with gold and pearls.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor | W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • A saddlecloth, after having been used on the horse, is put over the abdomen of the woman.

  • They were seated on handsome saddlecloth of panthers' skins, lined with red, which almost covered the horses' backs.

    The Trail-Hunter | Gustave Aimard
  • He was riding a very fine thoroughbred gray Arab horse with a crimson gold-embroidered saddlecloth.

    War and Peace | Leo Tolstoy

British Dictionary definitions for saddlecloth


/ (ˈsædəlˌklɒθ) /

  1. a light cloth put under a horse's saddle, so as to prevent rubbing

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