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 for Saddle shell
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saddle \Sad"dle\, n. [OE. sadel, AS. sadol; akin to D. zadel, G.
     sattel, OHG. satal, satul, Icel. s["o][eth]ull, Dan. & Sw.
     sadel; cf. Russ. siedlo; all perh. ultimately from the root
     of E. sit.]
     1. A seat for a rider, -- usually made of leather, padded to
        span comfortably a horse's back, furnished with stirrups
        for the rider's feet to rest in, and fastened in place
        with a girth; also, a seat for the rider on a bicycle or
        tricycle.
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     2. A padded part of a harness which is worn on a horse's
        back, being fastened in place with a girth. It serves
        various purposes, as to keep the breeching in place, carry
        guides for the reins, etc.
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     3. A piece of meat containing a part of the backbone of an
        animal with the ribs on each side; as, a saddle of mutton,
        of venison, etc.
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     4. (Naut.) A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar,
        and shaped to receive the end of another spar.
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     5. (Mach.) A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit
        upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment
        or support.
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     6. (Zool.) The clitellus of an earthworm.
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     7. (Arch.) The threshold of a door, when a separate piece
        from the floor or landing; -- so called because it spans
        and covers the joint between two floors.
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     8. (Phys. Geog.) A ridge connected two higher elevations; a
        low point in the crest line of a ridge; a col.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     9. (Mining) A formation of gold-bearing quartz occurring
        along the crest of an anticlinal fold, esp. in Australia.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Saddle bar (Arch.), one the small iron bars to which the
        lead panels of a glazed window are secured. --Oxf. Gloss.
  
     Saddle gall (Far.), a sore or gall upon a horse's back,
        made by the saddle.
  
     Saddle girth, a band passing round the body of a horse to
        hold the saddle in its place.
  
     saddle horse, a horse suitable or trained for riding with a
        saddle.
  
     Saddle joint, in sheet-metal roofing, a joint formed by
        bending up the edge of a sheet and folding it downward
        over the turned-up edge of the next sheet.
  
     Saddle roof, (Arch.), a roof having two gables and one
        ridge; -- said of such a roof when used in places where a
        different form is more common; as, a tower surmounted by a
        saddle roof. Called also saddleback roof.
  
     Saddle shell (Zool.), any thin plicated bivalve shell of
        the genera Placuna and Anomia; -- so called from its
        shape. Called also saddle oyster.
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