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bareback

or barebacked

[bair-bak] /ˈbɛərˌbæk/
adverb, adjective
1.
with the back of a horse, burro, etc., bare; without a saddle:
to ride bareback; a bareback rider.
Origin of bareback
1555-1565
1555-65; bare1 + back1
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  • It was composed of the Zenith brokers, dressed as cowpunchers, bareback riders, Japanese jugglers.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • I caught our pony, jumped on bareback, and dashed for their home.

  • It seems to me a man has got to have a whole lot of practice before he can ride a day bareback.

    Jack Among the Indians George Bird Grinnell
  • He wriggled there like a bareback rider on a bucking porcupine.

    Bizarre Lawton Mackall
  • A ring horse is one that just goes round the ring for the bareback riders and equestriennes to perform on.

    Three Elephant Power Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
  • bareback he rode the mare with her halter for a bridle, as he had found her.

    Corleone F. Marion Crawford
  • We sat in our saddles, I like Baucher, you like a bareback rider at the Hippodrome.

  • I went next morning and we jumped on a mule apiece, I bareback.

    Reminiscences of a Private Frank M. Mixson
  • Sledding or coasting is also slow fun compared to the "bareback" sliding down a steep hill over a hard, glistening crust.

    Being a Boy Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for bareback

bareback

/ˈbɛəˌbæk/
adjective, adverb
1.
(of horse-riding) without a saddle
2.
(slang) (of sex) without a condom
verb (slang)
3.
(intransitive) to practise unprotected sex
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Word Origin and History for bareback
adj.

1560s, of riding, from bare (adj.) + back (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bareback

bareback

adjective

: a bareback lay

adverb

Without using a condom (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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