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SADDLE, noun sad'l. [Latin sedeo, sedile.]

1. A seat to be placed on a horse's back for the rider to sit on. Saddles are variously made, as the common saddle and the hunting saddle and for females the side-saddle.

2. Among seamen, a cleat or block of wood nailed on the lower yard-arms to retain the studding sail-booms in their place. The name is given also to other circular pieces of wood; as the saddle of the bow-spirit.

SAD'DLE, verb intransitive

1. To put a saddle on.

Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his ass.

Genesis 22:3.

2. To load; to fix a burden on; as, to be saddled with the expense of bridges and highways.