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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
References in periodicals archive ?
The conservation and management of saddlebacks (Philesturnus carunculatus) and other New Zealand birds, currently relies on the translocation of individuals to predator-free sites.
British Saddlebacks are mainly black with a distinctive white band across their backs which runs down the front legs.
Of the forty species in North America, the saddleback is the one people remember because it is so colorful.