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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Saddle  \Sad"dle\,  n.  [OE.  sadel,  AS  sadol;  akin  to  D.  zadel,  G. 
  sattel,  OHG.  satal,  satul,  Icel.  s["o][eth]ull,  Dan.  &  Sw 
  sadel;  cf  Russ.  siedlo  all  perh.  ultimately  from  the  root 
  of  E.  sit.] 
  1.  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 
  2.  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 
  3.  A  piece  of  meat  containing  a  part  of  the  backbone  of  an 
  animal  with  the  ribs  on  each  side  as  a  saddle  of  mutton, 
  of  venison,  etc 
  4.  (Naut.)  A  block  of  wood,  usually  fastened  to  some  spar, 
  and  shaped  to  receive  the  end  of  another  spar. 
  5.  (Mach.)  A  part  as  a  flange,  which  is  hollowed  out  to  fit 
  upon  a  convex  surface  and  serve  as  a  means  of  attachment 
  or  support. 
  6.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  clitellus  of  an  earthworm. 
  7.  (Arch.)  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. 
  {Saddle  bar}  (Arch.),  one  the  small  iron  bars  to  which  the 
  lead  panels  of  a  glazed  window  are  secured.  --Oxf.  Gloss. 
  {Saddle  gall}  (Far.),  a  sore  or  gall  upon  a  horse's  back 
  made  by  the  saddle. 
  {Saddle  girth},  a  band  passing  round  the  body  of  a  horse  to 
  hold  the  saddle  in  its  place 
  {saddle  horse},  a  horse  suitable  or  trained  for  riding  with  a 
  {Saddle  joint},  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. 
  {Saddle  roof},  (Arch.),  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 
  saddle  roof.  Called  also  {saddleback  roof}. 
  {Saddle  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  thin  plicated  bivalve  shell  of 
  the  genera  {Placuna}  and  {Anomia};  --  so  called  from  its 
  shape.  Called  also  {saddle  oyster}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Saddle  \Sad"dle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Saddled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Saddling}.]  [AS.  sadelian.] 
  1.  To  put  a  saddle  upon  to  equip  (a  beast)  for  riding. 
  ``saddle  my  horse.''  --Shak. 
  Abraham  rose  up  early,  .  .  .  and  saddled  his  ass. 
  --Gen.  xxii. 
  2.  Hence:  To  fix  as  a  charge  or  burden  upon  to  load;  to 
  encumber;  as  to  saddle  a  town  with  the  expense  of  bridges 
  and  highways. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Saddle  \Sad"dle\,  n. 
  1.  (Phys.  Geog.)  A  ridge  connected  two  higher  elevations;  a 
  low  point  in  the  crest  line  of  a  ridge;  a  col. 
  2.  (Mining)  A  formation  of  gold-bearing  quartz  occurring 
  along  the  crest  of  an  anticlinal  fold,  esp.  in  Australia. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  seat  for  the  rider  of  a  horse 
  2:  a  pass  or  ridge  that  slopes  gently  between  two  peaks  (is 
  shaped  like  a  saddle)  [syn:  {saddleback}] 
  3:  cut  of  meat  (especially  mutton  or  lamb)  consisting  of  part 
  of  the  backbone  and  both  loins 
  4:  a  piece  of  leather  across  the  instep  of  a  shoe 
  5:  a  seat  for  the  rider  of  a  bicycle  [syn:  {bicycle  seat}] 
  6:  posterior  part  of  the  back  of  a  domestic  fowl 
  v  1:  put  a  saddle  on  "saddle  the  horses"  [ant:  {unsaddle}] 
  2:  load  or  burden;  encumber;  "he  saddled  me  with  that  heavy 
  3:  impose  a  task  upon  assign  a  responsibility  to  "He  charged 
  her  with  cleaning  up  all  the  files  over  the  weekend"  [syn: 
  {charge},  {burden}] 

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