Saddle vs Saddleless - What's the difference?

saddle | saddleless |

As a noun saddle

is a seat (tack) for a rider placed on the back of a horse or other animal.

As a verb saddle

is to put a saddle on an animal.

As an adjective saddleless is

without a saddle.

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(wikipedia saddle)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) sadol, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A seat (tack) for a rider placed on the back of a horse or other animal
  • An item of harness (harness saddle) placed on the back of a horse or other animal
  • A seat on a bicycle, motorcycle etc
  • A cut of meat that includes both loins and part of the backbone
  • A low point, in the shape of a saddle, between two hills.
  • * 1977 , , The Honourable Schoolboy , Folio Society 2010, p. 483:
  • With Lizzie leading, they scrambled quickly over several false peaks towards the saddle .
  • The raised floorboard in a doorway.
  • (construction) A small tapered/sloped area structure that helps channel surface water to drains.
  • (nautical) A block of wood, usually fastened to one spar and shaped to receive the end of another.
  • (engineering) A part, such as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
  • The clitellus of an earthworm.
  • Derived terms
    (terms derived from saddle) * dressage saddle * English saddle * in the saddle * jumping saddle * park saddle * packsaddle * racing saddle * saddle beast * saddleback * saddlebag * sidesaddle * Western saddle

    Etymology 2

    Old English sadolian


  • To put a saddle on an animal.
  • To get into a saddle.
  • (idiomatic) To burden or encumber.
  • (idiomatic) To give a responsibility to someone.
  • He has been saddled with the task of collecting evidence to the theft.

    See also

    * sidle






  • Without a saddle.