saddleback

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saddleback

(ˈsædəlˌbæk)
n
1. (Zoology) a marking resembling a saddle on the backs of various animals
2. (Breeds) a breed of black pig with a white band across its back
3. (Animals) a rare bird of New Zealand, Philesturnus carunculatus, having a chestnut-coloured saddle-shaped marking across its back and wings
4. (Architecture) another name for saddle roof
5. (Geological Science) another name for col1
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saddleback - a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)saddleback - a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)
mountain pass, notch, pass - the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
2.saddleback - a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each endsaddleback - a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
gambrel, gambrel roof - a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steeper
gutter, trough - a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
ridgepole, rooftree, ridge - a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters
roof - a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
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Four are mature and three are youngsters, a saddlebacked female hatched in 2003 and a male and female hatched early in 2004.
The 2004 hatchling gander may turn out to be saddlebacked.
The male is white and the hen is saddlebacked, white with a dark head and dark over the back.