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[sad-l-bag] /ˈsæd lˌbæg/
a large bag or pouch, usually one of a pair, hung from a saddle, laid over the back of a horse behind the saddle, or mounted over the rear wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle.
Often, saddlebags. excess fat around the hips and buttocks.
Origin of saddlebag
1765-75 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for saddlebag
  • Today, only a few remnants from the contents of that saddlebag survive.
  • The position and steep angle of the stairway is typical of early saddlebag structures.
  • It has various folk type characteristics which are known as double pen or saddlebag.
  • The fuel cell powerplant module sits in the middle of the metal-hydride storage which is in a saddlebag configuration.
  • He tried to catch one but couldn't succeed, so he sat by the lake and took out a loaf of bread from his saddlebag.
  • These searches were conducted by the officer having the rider open the compartment or saddlebag and then looking inside.
British Dictionary definitions for saddlebag


a pouch or small bag attached to the saddle of a horse, bicycle, etc
(pl) (informal) rolls of fat protruding from the sides of a person's thighs
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Word Origin and History for saddlebag

also saddle-bag, 1774, from saddle (n.) + bag (n.).

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