- (of mutton, venison, lamb, etc.) a cut comprising both loins.
- this cut, trimmed and prepared for roasting.
verb (used with object), sad·dled, sad·dling.
verb (used without object), sad·dled, sad·dling.
- in a position to direct or command; in control.
- at work; on the job.
Origin of saddle
Related Words for saddlingturn, train, impose, cast, apply, lade, annoy, afflict, torture, overwhelm, suppress, vex, trample, maltreat, harass, persecute, subjugate, torment, exhaust, weaken
Examples from the Web for saddling
Contemporary Examples of saddling
Many celebrities, it seems, are saddling up into fashion muse side jobs.Tavi Gevinson: From Teen Fashion Queen to Broadway Star
July 12, 2014
London may as well also require that cabbies master the art of saddling a horse and mending a harness.As Europe Now Sees, Resisting Uber Is Futile
June 13, 2014
Geithner also claims that former treasury secretary Hank Paulson apologized to him for saddling him with Barofsky.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From Timothy Geithner’s New Memoir
May 13, 2014
With Obama likely to win re-election, they say, the general is just saddling up with the winning side.Behind David Petraeus' CIA Detour
May 6, 2011
He often compares the experience to a guy (or girl) saddling up to a bar.My $16 Videogame Striptease
October 14, 2010
Historical Examples of saddling
Only I'd be sorry to have you sore on Kellogg for saddling me on you.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
He glanced at them casually, and went about the business of saddling.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
When Rebstock joined him the Williams Cache party were saddling to go home.Whispering Smith
Frank H. Spearman
Pete Dinsmore was saddling his horse in front of the stable.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
The saddling bell had just rung for the chief event of the day.Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green
Jerome K. Jerome
Word Origin for saddle
Old English sadol "seat for a rider," from Proto-Germanic *sathulaz (cf. Old Norse söðull, Old Frisian sadel, Dutch zadel, zaal, German Sattel "saddle"), from PIE *sed- (1) "to sit" (cf. Latin sedere "to sit," Old Church Slavonic sedlo "saddle;" see sedentary). Figurative phrase in the saddle "in an active position of management" is attested from 1650s. Saddle stitch (n.) was originally in bookbinding (1887).
Old English sadolian "to put a riding saddle on;" see saddle (n.). The meaning "to load with a burden" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Saddled; saddling.
In addition to the idiom beginning with saddle
- saddle someone with
- in the driver's seat (saddle)