On horseback
Horseback Horse"back`, n. 1. The back of a horse. [1913 Webster]

2. An extended ridge of sand, gravel, and boulders, in a half-stratified condition. --Agassiz. [1913 Webster]

{On horseback}, on the back of a horse; mounted or riding on a horse or horses; in the saddle. [1913 Webster]

The long journey was to be performed on horseback. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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