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

  Saddle \Sad"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saddled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Saddling.] [AS. sadelian.]
     1. To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding.
        "saddle my horse." --Shak.
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              Abraham rose up early, . . . and saddled his ass.
                                                    --Gen. xxii.
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     2. Hence: To fix as a charge or burden upon; to load; to
        encumber; as, to saddle a town with the expense of bridges
        and highways.
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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
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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.
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     9. (Mining) A formation of gold-bearing quartz occurring
        along the crest of an anticlinal fold, esp. in Australia.
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     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 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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a seat for the rider of a horse or camel
      2: a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is
         shaped like a saddle) [syn: saddleback, saddle]
      3: cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of
         the backbone and both loins
      4: a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe
      5: a seat for the rider of a bicycle [syn: bicycle seat,
      6: posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
      v 1: put a saddle on; "saddle the horses" [ant: offsaddle,
      2: load or burden; encumber; "he saddled me with that heavy
      3: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged
         her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend" [syn:
         charge, saddle, burden]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  139 Moby Thesaurus words for "saddle":
     Chateaubriand, back band, backstrap, bearing rein, bed, bed down,
     bellyband, bench, bit, blade roast, blinders, blinds, break,
     breast, breeching, bridle, brisket, brush, camel saddle, caparison,
     cavesson, chair, charge, checkrein, cheekpiece, chinband, chine,
     chuck, chuck roast, cinch, clod, col, cold cuts, collar, comb,
     crownband, crupper, cumber, curb, curry, currycomb, curule chair,
     dais, drench, encumber, esker, feed, fetter, filet mignon, flank,
     fodder, gag swivel, gentle, girth, groom, hackamore, halter, hames,
     hametugs, hamper, handle, harness, headgear, headstall, helm,
     hip straps, hitch, hitch up, hogback, hook up, horseback, howdah,
     impede, impose, inflict, jaquima, jerk line, jockey saddle, kame,
     knuckle, lade, lines, litter, load, loin, manage, martingale, milk,
     noseband, panel, pillion, plate, plate piece, pole strap,
     pot roast, rack, reins, restrict, rib roast, ribbons, ribs, ridge,
     roast, rolled roast, round, rub down, rump, rump roast, saddleback,
     seat, seat of power, seat of state, shaft tug, shank, short ribs,
     shoulder, shoulder clod, side check, sirloin, snaffle, spine,
     surcingle, tack, tackle, tame, task, tax, tend, tenderloin, tether,
     train, trappings, tug, water, weigh, weight, winker braces,
     woolsack, yoke

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