Definition of “saddle” - English Dictionary

“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 /ˈsædl/ us
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)