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Syllabification: horse·back
Pronunciation: /ˈhôrsˌbak

Definition of horseback in English:

adjective& adverb

Mounted on a horse: [as adjective]: a daring horseback rescue [as adverb]: they rode horseback along the trail
More example sentences
  • We stop by the lake for a coffee and takakau (Maori bread) before one last ride up the hill to finish our horseback journey.
  • Other activities include boat cruise, bush dinners, lion walks and encounter, crocodile farm tours and horseback safaris.
  • But I do travel a lot, and riding horseback is a great way to see a country from a different perspective.


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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