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horseback

[hawrs-bak] /ˈhɔrsˌbæk/
noun
1.
the back of a horse.
2.
Geology. a low, natural ridge of sand or gravel; an esker.
Compare hogback.
adverb
3.
on horseback:
to ride horseback.
adjective
4.
made or given in a casual or speculative way; approximate or offhand:
a horseback estimate on the construction costs.
Origin of horseback
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English. See horse, back1
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horseback

/ˈhɔːsˌbæk/
noun
1.
  1. a horse's back (esp in the phrase on horseback)
  2. (as modifier): horseback riding
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Word Origin and History for horseback

late 14c., from horse (n.) + back (n.).

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