saddle bow

saddlebow

[sad-l-boh]
noun
the arched front part of a saddle or saddletree.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English, Old English. See saddle, bow2

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saddlebow (ˈsædəlˌbəʊ)
 
n
the pommel of a saddle

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