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saddlecloth

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

First recorded in 1475–85; saddle + cloth
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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

saddlecloth
/ (ˈsædəlˌklɒθ) /

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