Definition of Horseback

1. Noun. The back of a horse.

Group relationships: Equus Caballus, Horse
Generic synonyms: Body Part



2. Adverb. On the back of a horse. "Policeman patrolled the streets ahorseback"
Exact synonyms: Ahorse, Ahorseback

3. Noun. A narrow ridge of hills.
Exact synonyms: Hogback
Generic synonyms: Ridge, Ridgeline

Definition of Horseback

1. n. The back of a horse.

Definition of Horseback

1. Noun. The back of a horse. ¹

2. Noun. A ridge of sand, gravel, and boulders. ¹

3. Adverb. On the back of a horse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Horseback

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horseback

horse racing
horse radish
horse sense
horse thistle
horse tick
horse trade
horse trader
horse trading
horse trailer
horse whip
horse whisperer
horse whisperers
horse wrangler
horseapple
horseapples
horseback (current term)
horseback rider
horseback riding
horsebacks
horsebean
horsebeans
horsebox
horseboxes
horsebreaker
horsebreakers
horseburger
horseburgers
horsecar
horsecars
horsecloth

Literary usage of Horseback

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1890)
"A Journey on horseback in 1799. A JOURNEY ON horseback FROM NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY, TO LYCOMING COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, IN 1799. CONTRIBUTED BY HON. ..."

2. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1903)
"had become very common in England, although the queen had ridden to her coronation on horseback. ACT III. ..."

3. Lord Mayors' Pageants: Being Collections Towards a History of These Annual by Frederick William Fairholt, Thomas Dekker, Thomas Heywood, Thomas Jordan, John Tatham (1844)
"Standard-bearer on horseback, in half armour, bearing the Banner of his Knight. ... Guard on horseback. Guard on horseback. Mr. Sheriff Rogers, in his State ..."

4. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"In three minutes the Vicar was on horseback again, having gone magnanimously through a duty much harder th»n the renunciation of whist, or even than the ..."

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