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Meaning of SADDLEBACK

Pronunciation:  'sadl`bak

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
  2. [n]  a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)
 

SADDLEBACK is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: gable roof, saddle, saddle roof, saddleback roof
 
 See Also: gambrel, gambrel roof, gutter, mountain pass, notch, pass, ridge, ridgepole, roof, rooftree, trough

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sad"dle*back`\, a.
    Same as {Saddle-backed}.
    
    {Saddleback roof}. (Arch.) See {Saddle roof}, under {Saddle}.
    
    
  2. \Sad"dle*back`\, n.
    1. Anything saddle-backed; esp., a hill or ridge having a
       concave outline at the top.
    
    2. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The harp seal.
       (b) The great blackbacked gull ({Larus marinus}).
       (c) The larva of a bombycid moth ({Empretia stimulea})
           which has a large, bright green, saddle-shaped patch
           of color on the back.
    
    
 

 

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