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A saddle designed so that the rider sits with both legs on one side of the horse.
On a sidesaddle.
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(ˈsaɪdˌsæd l)

1. a saddle for women on which the rider sits, facing forward, usu. with both feet on the left side of the horse.
2. seated on a sidesaddle.
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A saddle especially designed for woman so that they could ride a horse while keeping both legs on the same side of the horse. Such saddles were widely used in the early twentieth century. They were reported to not be nearly as comfortable as regular saddles, but it was not usually considered decorous for a woman to ride a regular saddle.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sidesaddle - a saddle for a womansidesaddle - a saddle for a woman; rider sits with both feet on the same side of the horse
saddle - a seat for the rider of a horse or camel
Adv.1.sidesaddle - on or as if on a sidesaddle; "she rode sidesaddle"
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side-saddle [ˈsaɪdsædəl] adv
to ride sidesaddle → monter en amazoneside salad nsalade f (pour accompagner un plat)sideshow side-show [ˈsaɪdʃəʊ] n
(at fair)attraction f
(= minor event, situation) to be a sideshow to sth → être relégué(e) au second plan derrière qch
In the end, the meeting was a sideshow to a political storm that broke Thursday → Au bout du compte, la réunion fut reléguée au second plan derrière la tempête politique qui éclata jeudi.side-splitting [ˈsaɪdsplɪtɪŋ] adj (= hilarious) → tordant
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈsaɪdˌsædl] adv to ride sidesaddlecavalcare all'amazzone
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"Why, you see, Jo is crazy about horses and so am I, but we've only got an old sidesaddle and no horse.
"It's an outrage both to horse and woman to ride in a sidesaddle."
It is easy to get lost in the haze of Indian traffic: Uber drivers shout over the cacophony of horns, and green and yellow autorickshaws rumble past motorcycles where women sit sidesaddle, their vibrant saris flowing behind them.
The Dior muses for this season's cruise collection are the escaramuzas, female riders who compete in the male-dominated rodeos, performing daredevil manoeuvres at breakneck speed while riding sidesaddle.
A familiar figure riding her hack sidesaddle on Newmarket Heath, she died aged 98 in 1944 and is buried in Newmarket Cemetery, but sadly her grave remains unmarked and largely unnoticed.
But after weeks of riding sidesaddle, last week Phil felt I was ready to take the radio reins.
Then there are the sidesaddle riders, women who sport traditional long apron skirts and top hats while riding in the surprisingly secure manner first introduced in England in 1382.
Rangers look better balanced and brighter in the middle of the park with Andy Halliday and Jason Holt back in tandem and with Harry Forrester riding sidesaddle they won the midfield battle in Aberdeen, even if they lost the game.
She was known to ride sidesaddle while dressed in black velvet and wearing a feather-plumed hat.
sidesaddle on his bike and another reading the newspaper while
This season, however, there have been greater sightings of Shergar trotting down Northumberland Street with Greta Garbo riding sidesaddle as there have been of Gutierrez in first-team strip.