1. seated on a sidesaddle: The girl hunted sidesaddle.

Origin of sidesaddle

1485–95; earlier syd saddyl. See side1, saddle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for side-saddle


  1. a riding saddle originally designed for women riders in skirts who sit with both legs on the near side of the horse
  1. on or as if on a side-saddleto be riding side-saddle
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Word Origin and History for side-saddle

"saddle made for the occupant to ride on with both feet on the same side of the horse," used chiefly by women, late 15c., from side (adj.) + saddle (n.).

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