saddle

A saddle is a leather seat for horseback riders. If you saddle something, you either put a saddle on it or you burden it with something else. If you buy an expensive saddle for example. you may be saddled (or burdened) with debt.

A saddle makes a horse's rider more comfortable and secure — and if you ever ride a camel, you'll also sit on a saddle. As a verb, to saddle means "to put a saddle on an animal," although it also has the figurative meaning of "to burden." Your excessive spending might saddle you with debt, or your position as the oldest of eight siblings could saddle you with too much responsibility.

Definitions of saddle
  1. noun
    a seat for the rider of a horse or camel
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    English cavalry saddle, English saddle
    a saddle having a steel cantle and pommel and no horn
    packsaddle
    a saddle for pack animals to which loads can be attached
    sidesaddle
    a saddle for a woman; rider sits with both feet on the same side of the horse
    Western saddle, stock saddle
    an ornamented saddle used by cowboys; has a high horn to hold the lariat
    type of:
    seat
    any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit)
  2. noun
    a seat for the rider of a bicycle
    synonyms: bicycle seat
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    seat
    any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit)
  3. noun
    a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe
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    type of:
    piece of leather
    a separate part consisting of leather
  4. noun
    cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
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    cut, cut of meat
    a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
  5. noun
    posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
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    body part
    any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
  6. noun
    a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)
    synonyms: saddleback
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    mountain pass, notch, pass
    the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
  7. verb
    put a saddle on
    saddle the horses”
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    offsaddle, unsaddle
    remove the saddle from
    type of:
    attach
    cause to be attached
  8. verb
    load or burden; encumber
    “he saddled me with that heavy responsibility”
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    burden, burthen, weight, weight down
    weight down with a load
  9. verb
    impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
    synonyms: burden, charge
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    overburden
    burden with too much work or responsibility
    bear down
    exert a force or cause a strain upon
    deluge, flood out, overwhelm
    charge someone with too many tasks
    adjure
    command solemnly
    type of:
    command, require
    make someone do something
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