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unsaddle

[uhn-sad-l]
verb (used with object), un·sad·dled, un·sad·dling.
  1. to take the saddle from.
  2. to cause to fall or dismount from a saddle; unhorse.
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verb (used without object), un·sad·dled, un·sad·dling.
  1. to take the saddle from a horse.
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Origin of unsaddle

1350–1400; Middle English unsadelen; see un-2, saddle; compare Dutch ontsadelen, Old High German intsatalôn
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Historical Examples of unsaddle

  • “Get off your horse and unsaddle him,” commanded Rathburn sternly.

    The Coyote

    James Roberts

  • Unsaddle the horses and prepare the noon-day meal under the trees.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer

    Cyrus Townsend Brady

  • I followed him round, and appeared just as the servant was about to unsaddle him.

  • I am going out to look after my horse and will unsaddle your horses for you also.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • We did not take off our clothes nor unsaddle our horses, tired as we were.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski


British Dictionary definitions for unsaddle

unsaddle

verb
  1. to remove the saddle from (a horse, mule, etc)
  2. (tr) to unhorse
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