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

Origin of saddlecloth

First recorded in 1475–85; saddle + cloth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for saddlecloth

Historical Examples of saddlecloth

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for saddlecloth


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