Definition of Saddleback

1. Noun. A pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle).

Exact synonyms: Saddle
Generic synonyms: Mountain Pass, Notch, Pass

2. Noun. A double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end.
Exact synonyms: Gable Roof, Saddle Roof, Saddleback Roof
Specialized synonyms: Gambrel, Gambrel Roof
Terms within: Gutter, Trough, Ridge, Ridgepole, Rooftree
Generic synonyms: Roof

Definition of Saddleback

1. a. Same as Saddle-backed.

2. n. Anything saddle-backed; esp., a hill or ridge having a concave outline at the top.

Definition of Saddleback

1. Noun. A saddle-shaped ridge forming a shallow pass between two peaks. ¹

2. Noun. A roof in the same shape, having a gable at each end. ¹

3. Noun. Any of various creatures having a saddle-shaped marking on its back. ¹

4. Noun. (geology) An anticlinal. ¹

5. Noun. (U.K.) the great black-backed gull. ¹

6. Adjective. saddle-backed ¹

7. Adverb. saddle-backed ¹

8. Verb. (slang) To engage in anal sex with the intention of preserving one's virginity (especially by Christian teenagers) ¹

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Medical Definition of Saddleback

1. 1. Anything saddle-backed; especially, a hill or ridge having a concave outline at the top. 2. The harp seal. The great blackbacked gull (Larus marinus). The larva of a bombycid moth (Empretia stimulea) which has a large, bright green, saddle-shaped patch of colour on the back. See also: lordosis Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saddleback

saddle rings
saddle roof
saddle seat
saddle seats
saddle shoe
saddle shoes
saddle soap
saddle sore
saddle sores
saddle stitch
saddle tree
saddle trees
saddle up
saddle vein
saddle veins
saddleback caterpillar
saddleback caterpillars
saddleback roof

Literary usage of Saddleback

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1. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1852)
"... his castle of saddleback, on the second Monday in June, at which all knights are invited to contend for the hand of the baron's daughter—the fair Maud. ..."

2. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1903)
"saddleback, FRANKLIN COUNTY, MAINE. CH KNOWLTON. saddleback is situated in Madrid and Sandy River Plantation. The horn and the saddle lie wholly in Madrid, ..."

3. Desert Dancing: Exploring the Land, the People, the Legends of the by Len Wilcox (2000)
"saddleback Butte, elevation 3651 feet, is a granite mountain that sits 1000 feet above the Antelope Valley floor. Wildlife viewing is good here. ..."

4. Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels: With Descriptions of the Views by John Martin (1832)
"... November morning, the scene an open heath, having for the back-ground that huge chain of mountains in which Skiddaw and saddleback are preeminent. ..."

5. All Among the Lighthouses: Or, The Cruise of the Goldenrod by Schuyler Crowninshield (1886)
"saddleback Rock. — The Lost Elephant. — A Perilous Ascent at Matinicus Rock, ... And now for saddleback," said Uncle Tom, as he, too, appeared, ..."

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