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"saddle" in British English

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saddlenoun

uk   /ˈsæd.əl/  us   /ˈsæd.əl/
  • saddle noun (SEAT)

C2 [C] a seat, often made of leather, used on a horse, bicycle, motorcycle, etc.: He swung himself into the saddle and rode off.
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in the saddle
in charge or in control: The chairman is back in the saddle after his heart attack.

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saddleverb [T]

uk   /ˈsæd.əl/  us   /ˈsæd.əl/
(Definition of saddle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"saddle" in American English

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saddlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈsæd·əl/
a seat, usually made of leather, fastened on the back of a horse for a rider
A saddle is also a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle.

saddleverb [T]

 us   /ˈsæd·əl/
to put a saddle on a horse: She saddled her pony and went riding.
(Definition of saddle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"saddle" in Business English

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saddlenoun

uk   us   /ˈsædl/
in the saddle informal
having a position in which you are in control of something: Evans is retiring after 14 years in the saddle as chief executive.
(Definition of saddle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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