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"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 British English

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saddlenoun

uk   us   /ˈsæd.l̩/
  • 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 riding a ​horse in ​charge or in ​control: The ​chairman is back in the saddle after his ​heartattack.

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saddleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈsæd.l̩/
(Definition of saddle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 ​chiefexecutive.
(Definition of saddle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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