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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 ?
said Amy one day, as Laurie clattered by on horseback, with a flourish of his whip as he passed.
Jake was sure he could get through on horseback, and bring home our things in saddle-bags; but grandfather told him the roads would be obliterated, and a newcomer in the country would be lost ten times over.
At the moment of execution--with the halter about his neck, and while Colonel Pyncheon sat on horseback, grimly gazing at the scene Maule had addressed him from the scaffold, and uttered a prophecy, of which history, as well as fireside tradition, has preserved the very words.
The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander-in-chief of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head.
Let not the modern paintings of this scene mislead us; for though the creature encountered by that valiant whaleman of old is vaguely represented of a griffin-like shape, and though the battle is depicted on land and the saint on horseback, yet considering the great ignorance of those times, when the true form of the whale was unknown to artists; and considering that as in Perseus' case, St.
After them came a number of men on horseback, some of them in green coats, all galloping as fast as they could.
Here and there about the alleys galloped men upon horseback, booted, and carrying long whips; they were very busy, calling to each other, and to those who were driving the cattle.
I have crossed it a hundred times on horseback, and know exactly the turns to take.
So, soon after there came one on horseback, and knocked at the gate in great haste.
The great gate is flung open, and the procession marches in, splendidly costumed and glittering: the marshals of the day, then the picadores on horseback, then the matadores on foot, each surrounded by his quadrille of CHULOS.
Sometimes a stack of people would come there, horseback, from ten or fifteen mile around, and stay five or six days, and have such junketings round about and on the river, and dances and picnics in the woods daytimes, and balls at the house nights.
The white men were on horseback, and the colored ones were walking behind, as if tied.