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A saddle designed so that the rider sits with both legs on one side of the horse.
On a sidesaddle.


(ˈsaɪdˌsæd l)

1. a saddle for women on which the rider sits, facing forward, usu. with both feet on the left side of the horse.
2. seated on a sidesaddle.


A saddle especially designed for woman so that they could ride a horse while keeping both legs on the same side of the horse. Such saddles were widely used in the early twentieth century. They were reported to not be nearly as comfortable as regular saddles, but it was not usually considered decorous for a woman to ride a regular saddle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sidesaddle - a saddle for a womansidesaddle - a saddle for a woman; rider sits with both feet on the same side of the horse
saddle - a seat for the rider of a horse or camel
Adv.1.sidesaddle - on or as if on a sidesaddle; "she rode sidesaddle"


side-saddle [ˈsaɪdsædəl] adv
to ride sidesaddle → monter en amazoneside salad nsalade f (pour accompagner un plat)sideshow side-show [ˈsaɪdʃəʊ] n
(at fair)attraction f
(= minor event, situation) to be a sideshow to sth → être relégué(e) au second plan derrière qch
In the end, the meeting was a sideshow to a political storm that broke Thursday → Au bout du compte, la réunion fut reléguée au second plan derrière la tempête politique qui éclata jeudi.side-splitting [ˈsaɪdsplɪtɪŋ] adj (= hilarious) → tordant


[ˈsaɪdˌsædl] adv to ride sidesaddlecavalcare all'amazzone
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