Webster 1913 Edition
sadol; akin to D.
söðull, Dan. & Sw.
sadel; cf. Russ.
siedlo; all perh. ultimately from the root of E.
A seat for a rider, – usually made of leather, padded to span comfortably a horse’s back, furnished with stirrups for the rider's feet to rest in, and fastened in place with a girth; also, a seat for the rider on a bicycle or tricycle.
A padded part of a harness which is worn on a horse's back, being fastened in place with a girth. It serves various purposes, as to keep the breeching in place, carry guides for the reins, etc.
A piece of meat containing a part of the backbone of an animal with the ribs on each side;
saddleof mutton, of venison, etc.
A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.
A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
The clitellus of an earthworm.
The threshold of a door, when a separate piece from the floor or landing; – so called because it spans and covers the joint between two floors.
one the small iron bars to which the lead panels of a glazed window are secured.
a sore or gall upon a horse's back, made by the saddle.–
a band passing round the body of a horse to hold the saddle in its place.–
a horse suitable or trained for riding with a saddle.–
in sheet-metal roofing, a joint formed by bending up the edge of a sheet and folding it downward over the turned-up edge of the next sheet.–
a roof having two gables and one ridge; – said of such a roof when used in places where a different form is more common;–
as, a tower surmounted by a. Called also
any thin plicated bivalve shell of the genera
Anomia; – so called from its shape. Called also
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding.“saddle my horse.”
Abraham rose up early, . . . and
Gen. xxii. 3.
Hence: To fix as a charge or burden upon; to load; to encumber;
saddlea town with the expense of bridges and highways
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A seat to be placed on a horse's back for the rider to sit on. Saddles are variously made, as the common saddle and the hunting saddle, and for females the side-saddle.
2.Among seamen, a cleat or block of wood nailed on the lower yard-arms to retain the studding sail-booms in their place. The name is given also to other circular pieces of wood; as the saddle of the bow-spirit.