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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sad·dle /ˈsædḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sad·dle /ˈsædḷ/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sad·dle n.
 1. A seat for a rider, -- usually made of leather, padded to span comfortably a horse's back, furnished with stirrups for the rider's feet to rest in, and fastened in place with a girth; also, a seat for the rider on a bicycle or tricycle.
 2. A padded part of a harness which is worn on a horse's back, being fastened in place with a girth. It serves various purposes, as to keep the breeching in place, carry guides for the reins, etc.
 3. A piece of meat containing a part of the backbone of an animal with the ribs on each side; as, a saddle of mutton, of venison, etc.
 4. Naut. A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.
 5. Mach. A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
 6. Zool. The clitellus of an earthworm.
 7. Arch. The threshold of a door, when a separate piece from the floor or landing; -- so called because it spans and covers the joint between two floors.
 8. Phys. Geog. A ridge connected two higher elevations; a low point in the crest line of a ridge; a col.
 9.  Mining A formation of gold-bearing quartz occurring along the crest of an anticlinal fold, esp. in Australia.
 Saddle bar Arch., one the small iron bars to which the lead panels of a glazed window are secured. --Oxf. Gloss.
 Saddle gall Far., a sore or gall upon a horse's back, made by the saddle.
 Saddle girth, a band passing round the body of a horse to hold the saddle in its place.
 saddle horse, a horse suitable or trained for riding with a saddle.
 Saddle joint, in sheet-metal roofing, a joint formed by bending up the edge of a sheet and folding it downward over the turned-up edge of the next sheet.
 Saddle roof, Arch., a roof having two gables and one ridge; -- said of such a roof when used in places where a different form is more common; as, a tower surmounted by a saddle roof. Called also saddleback roof.
 Saddle shell Zool., any thin plicated bivalve shell of the genera Placuna and Anomia; -- so called from its shape. Called also saddle oyster.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sad·dle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saddled p. pr. & vb. n. Saddling ]
 1. To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding. saddle my horse.”
    Abraham rose up early, . . . and saddled his ass.   --Gen. xxii. 3.
 2. Hence: To fix as a charge or burden upon; to load; to encumber; as, to saddle a town with the expense of bridges and highways.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a seat for the rider of a horse
      2: a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is
         shaped like a saddle) [syn: saddleback]
      3: cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part
         of the backbone and both loins
      4: a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe
      5: a seat for the rider of a bicycle [syn: bicycle seat]
      6: posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
      v 1: put a saddle on; "saddle the horses" [ant: unsaddle]
      2: load or burden; encumber; "he saddled me with that heavy
      3: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged
         her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend" [syn:
          charge, burden]