Definition of horseback in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhôrsˌbak/

adjective& adverb

Mounted on a horse: [as adjective]: a daring horseback rescue [as adverb]: they rode horseback along the trail
More example sentences
  • But I do travel a lot, and riding horseback is a great way to see a country from a different perspective.
  • After that she never rode horseback in the parade again.
  • We would ride so far and so long when I was a kid, that I would fall asleep horseback and fall off.


on (or by) horseback

Mounted on a horse.
Example sentences
  • Both were a very long walk or ride on horseback over rough country, especially after a week's hard work.
  • Dancing and riding on horseback were good, although they didn't mention jogging.
  • If the four-hour walk sounds like a bit much then adventurers can go on horseback or by horse drawn carriage.

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Syllabification: horse·back

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