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1a seat fastened on the back of a horse or other animal for riding, typically made of leather and raised at the front and rear. a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle. 2something resembling a saddle in appearance, function, or position, in particular. a low part of a ridge between two higher points or peaks. Mathematics a low region of a curve between two high points, especially (in three dimensions) one representing the highest point of a curve in one direction and the lowest point in another direction. the part of a draft horse’s harness that supports the straps to which the shafts are attached. a shaped support on which a cable, wire, or pipe rests. a fireclay bar for supporting ceramic ware in a kiln. 3a large cut of meat consisting of the two loins. the lower part of the back in a mammal or fowl, especially when distinct in shape or marking.
verb [with object]
put a saddle on (a horse):he was in the stable saddling up his horse
(usually be saddled with
) burden (someone) with an onerous responsibility or task:he’s saddled with debts of $12 million
(of a trainer) enter (a horse) for a race.