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Language: Old English
Origin: sadol

saddle

1 noun
     
saddle
sad‧dle1 [countable]
1DSH a leather seat that you sit on when you ride a horse
saddle
2TTB a seat on a bicycle or a motorcycle
3

in the saddle

informal
a) DSH riding a horse:
We did six or eight hours in the saddle every day.
b) in a position in which you have power or authority:
He always has to be in the saddle, controlling everything.
4

saddle of lamb/hare/venison

a large joint of meat taken from the middle of the animal's back

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