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horse·back

 (hôrs′băk′)
n.
1. The back of a horse.
2. A natural ridge; a hogback.
adv. & adj.
On the back of a horse: rode horseback to town; horseback riding.

horseback

(ˈhɔːsˌbæk)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège)
a. a horse's back (esp in the phrase on horseback)
b. (as modifier): horseback riding.

horse•back

(ˈhɔrsˌbæk)

n.
1. the back of a horse.
adv.
2. on horseback: to ride horseback.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horseback - the back of a horsehorseback - the back of a horse      
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
2.horseback - a narrow ridge of hillshorseback - a narrow ridge of hills    
ridgeline, ridge - a long narrow range of hills
Adv.1.horseback - on the back of a horsehorseback - on the back of a horse; "he rode horseback to town"; "managed to escape ahorse"; "policeman patrolled the streets ahorseback"
Translations
a caballo
harjuratsain

horseback

[ˈhɔːsbæk]
A. N on horsebacka caballo
B. CPD horseback riding N (US) → equitación f

horseback

[ˈhɔːrsbæk] n
on horseback → à chevalhorseback riding n (US)équitation f

horseback

[ˈhɔːsˌbæk] on horseback adva cavallo
References in classic literature ?
he said, pointing to four persons on horseback, and two in a char-a-banc, coming along the road.
With them there came also two men on horseback and two on foot; those on horseback with wheel-lock muskets, those on foot with javelins and swords, and as soon as Sancho saw them he said:
On his way he met a man on horseback who begged the hare of him, under the pretense of purchasing it.
Jake and Jelinek went ahead on horseback to cut the body loose from the pool of blood in which it was frozen fast to the ground.
And so Sir Marhaus arose and armed him, and there was a mass sung afore him, and he brake his fast, and so mounted on horseback in the court of the castle, there they should do the battle.
When he had ridden about two miles and had passed the last of the Russian troops, he saw, near a kitchen garden with a ditch round it, two men on horseback facing the ditch.
Adeimantus added: Has no one told you of the torch-race on horseback in honour of the goddess which will take place in the evening?
In journeys, when I was weary of the coach, a servant on horseback would buckle on my box, and place it upon a cushion before him; and there I had a full prospect of the country on three sides, from my three windows.
It is because Socialism is inevitable; because the present rotten and irrational system cannot endure; because the day is past for your man on horseback.
The roads were bad, and people nearly all traveled on horseback and in company, for robbers lurked by the way ready to attack and kill, for the sake of their money, any who rode alone and unprotected.
Being asked, upon that, whether his galloping off again on horseback was another of Mr.
Hunt landed, one of the Indians disappeared behind the hill, but shortly reappeared on horseback, and went scouring off across the heights.