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saddletree

[sad-l-tree] /ˈsæd lˌtri/
noun
1.
the frame of a saddle.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English sadeltre. See saddle, tree
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saddletree

/ˈsædəlˌtriː/
noun
1.
the frame of a saddle
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Word Origin and History for saddle-tree
n.

"framework of a saddle," early 15c., from saddle (n.) + tree (n.) in the "wood" sense.

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