Definition of sidesaddle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsīdˌsadl/


A saddle in which the rider has both feet on the same side of the horse. It is typically used by a woman rider wearing a skirt.
Example sentences
  • He jumps down from his own horse to assist her into the side-saddle of the gentle mare beside his own horse.
  • The trees bobbed along Ren's view and she thanked for the millionth time that she had decided against using the side-saddle.


Sitting in the sidesaddle position on a horse.
Example sentences
  • Even today, a woman mounted side-saddle in a full skirt, tightly cut coat, white stock and hard riding hat looks fabulously elegant.
  • She was the last person he would have expected it from, yet there she was, riding side-saddle on her own horse.
  • As the city's sheriff she performed the traditional beating of the civic bounds but, for the first time in 139 years, she did it on horseback, riding side-saddle on Anzac.

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Syllabification: side·sad·dle

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