But will they come this way; and ought we saddle up so as to be ready to make a run for it?
We suddenly got the order to "saddle up," and forward to Pretoria we went.
Just before sunset the bugle sounded "saddle up," and soon Stuart's cavalry was in the saddle and on the march.
We soon got the order to turn out, saddle up and escort the guns.
We saddle up and the caravan moves off on its leagues-long march.
Tell him I'll loan him that roan pony in the corral, an' he can saddle up an' git.
On our way to the stable to saddle up--for we were all going to church--he told me what he knew of her story.
Directly after you left he jumped off a street-car and ordered us to saddle up.
Soon the bugles were sounding all through the camps the old familiar call, "saddle up, saddle up."
I thought we'd saddle up two horses and go for a ride in the backwoods.
Old English sadol "seat for a rider," from Proto-Germanic *sathulaz (cf. Old Norse söðull, Old Frisian sadel, Dutch zadel, zaal, German Sattel "saddle"), from PIE *sed- (1) "to sit" (cf. Latin sedere "to sit," Old Church Slavonic sedlo "saddle;" see sedentary). Figurative phrase in the saddle "in an active position of management" is attested from 1650s. Saddle stitch (n.) was originally in bookbinding (1887).
Old English sadolian "to put a riding saddle on;" see saddle (n.). The meaning "to load with a burden" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Saddled; saddling.
saddle sad·dle (sād'l)
A structure shaped like a saddle.