World English Dictionary
saddle (ˈsædəl)
1.  a seat for a rider, usually made of leather, placed on a horse's back and secured with a girth under the belly
2.  a similar seat on a bicycle, tractor, etc, made of leather or steel
3.  a back pad forming part of the harness of a packhorse
4.  anything that resembles a saddle in shape, position, or function
5.  a cut of meat, esp mutton, consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
6.  the part of a horse or similar animal on which a saddle is placed
7.  the part of the back of a domestic chicken that is nearest to the tail
8.  civil engineering a block on top of one of the towers of a suspension bridge that acts as a bearing surface over which the cables or chains pass
9.  engineering the carriage that slides on the bed of a lathe and supports the slide rest, tool post, or turret
10.  the nontechnical name for clitellum
11.  another name for col
12.  a raised piece of wood or metal for covering a doorsill
13.  in the saddle in a position of control
14.  (sometimes foll by up) to put a saddle on (a horse)
15.  (intr) to mount into the saddle
16.  (tr) to burden; charge: I didn't ask to be saddled with this job
[Old English sadol, sædel; related to Old Norse sothull, Old High German satul]

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