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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.
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horseback

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

(ˈhɔrsˌbæk)

n.
1. the back of a horse.
adv.
2. on horseback: to ride horseback.
[1350–1400]
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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"
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Translations
a caballo
harjuratsain

horseback

[ˈhɔːsbæk]
A. N on horsebacka caballo
B. CPD horseback riding N (US) → equitación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

horseback

[ˈhɔːrsbæk] n
on horseback → à chevalhorseback riding n (US)équitation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

horseback

[ˈhɔːsˌbæk] on horseback adva cavallo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in classic literature ?
"See what a turn-out!" 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?
On the fourth side, which had no window, two strong staples were fixed, through which the person that carried me, when I had a mind to be on horseback, put a leathern belt, and buckled it about his waist.
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 slaves won't stand for it.
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.
Franklin Blake had arrived, and had gone off again on horseback. Needless also to say, that THEY asked awkward questions directly, and that the "foreign politics" and the "falling asleep in the sun" wouldn't serve a second time over with THEM.
Hunt landed, one of the Indians disappeared behind the hill, but shortly reappeared on horseback, and went scouring off across the heights.